The Liberal Party of Canada, hot on the heels of the Conservative Party, has never been worse off in Quebec since Justin Trudeau came to power, according to a Léger poll.
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Less than a third of Quebecers (29%) would vote for Justin Trudeau’s troops if a federal election were held today. This is a decrease of 1% compared to last August 31 and almost 5% compared to the 2021 election, when the Liberals received 33.7% of the vote in Quebec.
Pierre Poilievre’s team is still at a good third. But their popularity has increased 5% since August 31, from 18% to 23% in less than a month.
However, the Conservative leader is still having a hard time convincing Quebecers that he would be the best prime minister. While 26% of Canadians believe this would be the case, only 16% of Quebecers agree.
However, it is the Bloc Québécois that is losing the most in the face of the rapid rise of the Conservative Party. His voting intentions have fallen 7% since August 31 and are now level with the Liberal Party at 29%. In comparison, Yves-François Blanchet’s troops received 32.1% of the vote in the 2021 election.
Voters are hurting their wallets
Pollster Jean-Marc Léger points out that the Conservative Party recently attracted a lot of attention in Quebec with its congress held in the national capital, but above all it attacks what concerns voters most: the wallet.
“Pierre Poilievre makes the right point when he talks about the cost of living, it is by far the top priority for people,” he says. There is dissatisfaction with the government’s lack of response. There is anger, it needs to be expressed. »
34% of respondents say the most important issue facing Quebec right now is the rising cost of living.
This is what worries men and women of all ages the most. However, the concern is particularly pronounced among 35 to 54 year olds: almost one in two people (46%) say that this issue is a priority for them.
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The next two concerns are healthcare at 25% and access to housing at 14%.
Across the rest of the country, Canadian voters’ priorities are the same.
Result of the race: “If there were federal elections today, the government would be conservative and have a majority,” says Jean-Marc Léger.
METHODOLOGY This web survey was conducted between September 22 and 25 among 1,046 Quebecers aged 18 and over. 1,652 Canadians aged 18 and over were asked questions about federal policy. The maximum margin of error for a sample of 1028 respondents is ± 3.06%, 19 out of 20.
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