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Liberals maintain strong lead in Quebec, with Greens rising: Nanos survey

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Published on October 06, 2019 with No Comments

The federal Liberals have maintained a strong lead in the battleground province of Quebec through the first half of the election campaign.

The latest polling from Nanos Research asked 828 voters in Quebec: “If a federal election were held today, could you please rank your top two current local voting preferences?” and found the Liberals hold 35.3 per cent support in the province, which is down from 36.2 from a week ago, but still substantially ahead of the second-place Bloc Quebecois with 22 per cent support.

“The Liberals have the advantage, but both the Conservatives and the Bloc Quebecois are very competitive once you step out of the greater Montreal area,” pollster Nik Nanos told CTV News on Wednesday.

Nanos said it will be important to watch what happens outside of Montreal because it could determine the outcome of the election.

While the majority of party support in Quebec has remained fairly flat, the Green Party is an exception. The Greens saw support rise from 5.8 per cent to 10.1 per cent through the mid-way point of the campaign, but they remain in fifth place overall.

Nanos attributed this bump in support for the Greens to the massive climate strike that took place in Montreal last week.

 

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