The Quebec liberal Party (PLQ) and Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) are elbow to elbow across the province, but the liberals take the leg behind the caquistes in all regions of Québec, with the exception of Montreal, shows a survey of the firm Mainstreet Research published on Monday.
According to the stroke of the probe, the CAQ gets 30.1% of voting intentions, equal statistics, with the PLQ and its 29.7 percent support, after distribution of the undecided. After the Parti québécois (PQ) to 16.2 per cent and Québec solidaire (QS) to 10.8 %.
These figures are however to put it in perspective, while the CAQ has a lead over the liberals, up from 15.8% Quebec 7.2 % in the suburbs of Montreal, and of 16.2 % in the rest of Québec. By contrast, the PLQ gets 22 % more downforce that the CAQ on the island of Montreal.
“It is a disturbing trend for the liberals, which suggests a significant shortfall in relation to the number of seats they will get in the next elections,” stressed Quito Maggi, president and ceo of Mainstreet Research.
Nevertheless, Mr. Maggi believes that “the recent budget has given a boost to the liberal Party in relation to the CAQ. The liberals have also recovered from their decline in the month of march.”
The survey was conducted from April 7 to 9, with 1200 adults in québec. The margin of error is +/- 2,83 %, 19 times out of 20.