Quebecers not impressed with Health minister Gaetan Barrette: poll

A survey says Quebecers are largely not impressed with Health minister Gaetan Barrette.

The Leger poll, to be published in Saturday's Le Devoir and Journal de Montreal, suggests 66 per cent of respondents believe he's done a bad job in the last three years.

19 per cent say he's done good work.

15 per cent responded they're not sure, or refuse to say. 

The poll, which comes seven months before a provincial election, also asks if it's advantageous for Barrette to be a doctor, a radiologist to be specific.

44 per cent say it's a disadvantage, 38 per cent say advantage, and 18 per cent responded they don't know or won't say.

The embattled minister is currently being investigated by the National Assembly's ethics commissioner.

PQ Diane Lamarre complained Barrette shelved a pediatric project at Longieuil's Pierre-Boucher hospital until after the fall election because it's in a riding represented by the opposition.  

Barrette says that's not true.