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CAQ continues to have huge lead in Quebec

[Ottawa – August 28, 2020] Quebec’s governing party, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) continues to enjoys a huge lead over the opposition Liberals, with nearly six-in-ten (57%) still backing the right-of-centre party. The CAQ, led by premier François Legault has a 40-point lead over the Liberals, the same margin as in our last poll conducted at the beginning of summer. The Liberals are in a distant second place at 17 points. The Parti Québécois (PQ) is in third place at 11 points and the left-wing Quebec solidaire is at nine points. Six percent of decided voters support other parties. Both… [More...]

CAQ Holds Massive Lead in Quebec

[Ottawa – July 3, 2020] Quebec’s governing party, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) enjoys a huge lead over the opposition Liberals. Nearly six out of ten (59%) decided voters in the province say they would vote for the CAQ, led by premier François Legault. The CAQ enjoys an unprecedented 40-point lead over the Liberals, who are in a distant second place at 19 points. There appears to be no honeymoon period for the Liberals and their new leader Dominique Anglade, who was acclaimed to the leadership of the party in May. Meanwhile, Quebec solidaire and the Parti Québécois (PQ) are in a statistical tie for third place at 9 and 8 points respectively. The PQ is currently under the interim leadership of Pascal Bérubé until they elect a new leader in August. For the CAQ, this represents a large boost in their support from the 2018 election, which saw them win 37% of the vote en route to a majority government. The remaining three parties have dropped since the 2018 election. The Liberals are down six points from the 25% they won in 2018, the PQ is down nine points and Quebec solidaire is down seven points. [More...]

Frank Graves on Power and Politics

Frank Graves appears on CBC’s Power and Politics with Evan Solomon to discuss the Quebec election results and the issues that are important to Quebeckers.

EKOS Accurately Predicts Quebec Liberal Victory

[Ottawa – April 8, 2014] After an exciting month-long campaign, the 41st Quebec general election has come to a close and we at EKOS are pleased that we accurately projected Philippe Couillard’s victory on Monday. Indeed, we succeeded in capturing all four major parties – the Quebec Liberals, the Parti Québécois, the Coalition Avenir Québec, and Québec Solidaire – to within the margin of error of yesterday’s election outcome.

We also succeeded in noting the overall stability of the campaign. While we compiled our poll results… [More...]

Quebec Liberals Headed to a Win

Quebeckers Reject Referendum Adventure as it Appears They Have Already Emotionally Separated from Canada

[Ottawa – April 4, 2014] As a rather unusual campaign nears completion, it appears that Pauline Marois’ gambit to secure a majority mandate and a path to a new referendum, has gone horribly wrong for her and the Parti Québécois (PQ). Barring some frankly unforeseeable collapse Philippe Couillard’s Liberal party is going to emerge with a victory on Monday. It is unclear whether it will be a majority or not, but the high hopes of a PQ win, let alone a majority, lie in ruins… [More...]



[Ottawa – October 12, 2012] The Quebec election was remarkable for a number of reasons. The narrow victory of a Parti Québecois (PQ) government, with an avowed goal of separation from Canada, is not causing that many ripples in English Canada. While Levesque prescribed a Valium to deal with the visceral angst in 1980, the current reaction to the prospect of another referendum in Canada appears to range somewhere between indifference and hostility. There is a consensus that the issue of separation is pretty well… [More...]

Highlights of EKOS Quebec Election Polling – September 4, 2012

Please find our latest poll results below:

English: Highlights (September 2, 2012)
French: Faits saillants (2 septembre 2012)



[OTTAWA – October 13, 2008] – The Conservatives may well win the election tomorrow, but they are likely to win again without much support in the most economically and socially dynamic places in Canada: the big cities.



BQ surprise early runner in framing the ballot question

By Paul Adams

[OTTAWA – September 8, 2008] Who would have thought the Bloc Québécois would get first dibs on how the 2008 election is framed? But they have.

A crucial issue in any election is how the ballot question is eventually “framed” by the media, the parties and the public. Any election is about many things to many different people, of course: leadership, ideology