A tale of two polls: surveys contradict each other on Quebec parties' fortunes
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:28AM EST
Last Updated Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:42PM EST
Two new polls paint very different portraits of the fortunes of Quebec’s political parties.
A Leger-Le Devoir-Journal de Montreal survey showed the Liberals and Parti Quebecois on equal footing, each receiving the support of 30 per cent of Quebecers. The Coalition Avenir Quebec followed closely with 26 per cent and Quebec Solidaire had the support of 10 per cent of prospective voters.
The Leger poll indicated that the PQ, led by Jean-Francois Lisee, could form a majority or minority government.
That contrasts with the numbers in a CROP poll published Thursday, which showed the Liberals held the support of 38 per cent of Quebecers, a comfortable lead over the 25 per cent pledging support to the PQ, indicating a Liberal majority.