Quebec Liberals still on top, but not without Anglos: poll

The latest provincial budget may have given the Liberals a bit of a boost, but without the Anglo vote the party would be changing seats at the National Assembly.

A new Montreal Gazette and Postmedia poll conducted in the days following the budget last week shows a bump in support for Premier Couillard and his party, despite the fact the province is even split on its reaction.

The survey showed 39 per cent of respondents said they would vote for the Quebec Liberal Party, a five point boost compared to two weeks prior to the budget. 

The Parti Québécois received 26 per cent of respondents support, the Coalition Avenir Québec dropped to 23 per cent, while Québec Solidaire, riding the high with the arrival of Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, jumped four points to 12 per cent.

Among Francophone voters, who make up the majority of ridings in the province, the PQ comes out on top at 31 per cent, the Liberals are right behind at 30 per cent, the CAQ is in third with 26 per cent and Québec Solidaire jumps to 14 per cent.

As for budget reaction, you can pretty much split it three ways: 30 per cent in favour, 29 per cent were not fans, 29 per cent are undecided, while the other 12 per cent couldn't be bothered to pay attention to it.

One thing the majority of Quebecers could agree on, 62 per cent, the tax cuts were just a tool to swing voters prior to the October 2018 provincial election.