Marois rebounds in poll, but Liberals favoured overall
Her response to the train derailment in Lac-Megantic appears to have helped boost the popularity of Premier Pauline Marois.
A CROP poll in La Presse this morning indicates that Marois' personal popularity and the overall satisfaction rate with her government climbed from dismal numbers in June.
19% of respondents say Marois is best choice as Premier of Quebec. The satisfaction rate for her government has climbed 6% from June to 34%.
As far as the Liberals go, leader Philippe Couillard is considered the best choice for Premier by 26% of respondents.
CAQ leader Francois Legault was named by 20% of respondents.
But despite the improvement the figures also indicate that if elections were held last week the Liberals under Couillard would form the next government.
With the undecided vote distributed the Liberals would receive 40% of the vote, the Parti Quebecois 29%, the CAQ 20%.
Analysts say because the PQ has stronger support among Francophone than the Liberals, the spread between the two parties is not big enough to say whether the Liberals would win a minority or majority government.