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Quebec Premier Pauline Marois speaks at a news conference on Sept. 6, 2013. Ms. Marois says she didn’t mean to offend by comments made about England in newspaper Le Devoir.
Quebec Premier Pauline Marois speaks at a news conference on Sept. 6, 2013. Ms. Marois says she didn’t mean to offend by comments made about England in newspaper Le Devoir.
(Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

PQ heading for Quebec majority: why the polls might be right

With likely two months or less to go before an election is held in Quebec, opinion polls put Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois on track for a majority government. The performance of pollsters in Quebec over the last 16 years, moreover, suggests that might be right.

The most recent poll conducted in the province – by CROP for La Presse and surveying 1,000 Quebeckers online between Feb. 13-16 – gave the PQ the support of 40 per cent of respondents, with the Liberals under Philippe Couillard trailing at 34 per cent. François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec was well behind with 16 per cent support.