New poll puts wind in PQ sails

69% of francophones support Charter of Values

Parti Quebecois Premier Pauline Marois is in Europe this week on a five day visit to the United Kingdom and Switzerland, but she will no doubt be briefed on the results of the latest Leger Marketing survey indicating that the PQ is reaching levels of popular support that could mean a majority government.

The survey also shows growing support for the Charter of Values.

69% of francophones now say they approve of measures to restrict the wearing of religious garb in the public sector, while 26% of anglophones and allophones approve.

The Leger poll also puts PQ support at 36% with the Liberals at 33% and the CAQ at 17%.

The Liberals have lost 4 points since September and with 43 % of francophones supporting the PQ, pollster Christian Bourque says the PQ are on track for a slight majority.

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  1. Pierrefonds Guy posted on 01/20/2014 07:22 AM
    How much is being spent on her little trip to Europe while she spreads her poison around the world? I fail to see why my tax dollars are being used for trips overseas to promote a separatist agenda, while she is nothing but a minority provincial premier. We have a federal infrastructure that is for international relations. She should be arrested for spending our money needlessly while our hospitals have no staff, our roads and infrastructure are crumbling and putting 'her' citizens in danger!
    1. Simon Lévesque posted on 01/20/2014 10:56 PM
      @Pierrefonds Guy If you don't want to pay taxes to the PQ governement, leave the province and be done with it.
  2. Steve posted on 01/20/2014 07:36 AM
    So we have 26% of anglophones supporting a controversial PQ measure? I can't think of many other proposals that would get that kind of support. It looks like "racism" and "close mindedness isn't exclusive to the pure laine majority...
  3. Murray posted on 01/20/2014 07:47 AM
    In NY a bill will pass shortly that allows what Quebec's bill would disallow.

    For years I have been describing QC as a sociological basket case. The majority of Quebeckers have vindicated me.

    Merci mes amis!
  4. Umaga posted on 01/20/2014 07:51 AM
    It appears that the longer the Charter debate drags on the more people are getting behind the Charter .
  5. john posted on 01/20/2014 07:54 AM
    I see that some are swallowing Marois propaganda 101 teachings . God help us all !!
  6. Darren posted on 01/20/2014 09:40 AM
    It's astonishing that in a province which is currently collecting equalization payments the same way welfare is handed out, where unemployment is higher than it should be, where infrastructure is in terrible shape and healthcare is still very slow on delivery that people would rate this government with such high marks. I guess when you have low expectations this is the end result.
  7. George Grummett posted on 01/20/2014 11:27 AM
    Can't really remember when I last felt so depressed on a Monday morning ...
  8. MarcManCan posted on 01/20/2014 12:05 PM
    I am not at all surprised. The PQ didn't pull this policy out of their hat, they studied it with focus groups etc and decided it was what was needed to win an election. This was never really about identity or equality of the sexes, it is all about winning an election. The PQ knows that this issue puts the Liberal in a no win situation, back it you alienate your ethnic support, go against it you lose francophone support. Unfortunately for Quebec it is short term politicking, other more bread and butter issues are being ignored but hey, this is Quebec. Welcome to the distinct society!
  9. Ben posted on 01/20/2014 01:35 PM
    The PQ and their followers have hidden behind the need to protect the French language for so long, they no longer understand the meaning of discrimination.

    There is also small mindedness in other parts of the country.

    If Canada doesn't get back it's tolerance, it will cease to be the country so many others have admired and respected for so long..
  10. MaggieG posted on 01/20/2014 03:36 PM
    Leger polls tend to be like the story of the emperor with no clothes. They tell the PQ what it wants to hear. Their numbers are always inflated in favour of the PQ.
  11. LMAO posted on 01/20/2014 04:12 PM
    This is a meaningless poll designed to promote the PQ. The question is misleading as usual and most likely incorrect like the last poll before Xmas and lets not forget the one that put her in a majority win before stalling into a small minority. She will not pull the plug now anymore than she did before Xmas. Their fear of losing outweighs the chance of a win.
  12. Kari posted on 01/20/2014 04:25 PM
    What were the actual questions on this poll?
    The health care situation? The crumbling roads and overpasses? The ridiculous amount of taxes we pay? Our money which is constantly wasted on nonsense?The corruption? The OQLF acting like a bunch of morons?
    The results of a poll asking these important questions and many more is what I'm interested in.
    If the results are close to, or the same as this poll shows, then people, we are in very serious trouble.
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