Most Quebecers think Legault is doing a ‘bad job’ in healthcare, poll suggests

The proportion of Quebecers who approve of the management of the crucial portfolio by the CWC government has been declining since 2019.

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Although Prime Minister François Legault hopes to turn the page on the pandemic, health problems continue to haunt his Avenir Québec Coalition government, including a chronic shortage of nurses, a mandate for vaccinations for health workers and a shortage of doctors in family.


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A new poll released Wednesday suggests that most Quebecers are not impressed with Legault’s handling of health problems.

Sixty percent of respondents said they believe the CAQ government is doing a “bad job” in health care, Angus Reid Institute Survey found.

Only 37 percent said the CAQ government is doing a good job, compared to 50 percent last year and 56 percent in 2019, the institute said.

However, seven out of ten Quebecers (71 percent) said Legault is doing a good job handling the COVID-19 response.

“Financial stewardship and childcare are also areas of strength for Legault and his party, although even the CAQ is not free from universal criticism from provincial governments on housing affordability, poverty and the opioid crisis. Angus Reid said.


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The poll found that Legault continues to have a “dominant advantage” in voting intentions, pollsters said.

Thirty-seven percent of those polled said they would vote for Legault’s CAQ, up from 41 percent in June.

The latest poll found Liberals ranked second, with 21 percent, followed by Québec solidaire (15 percent), the Conservative Party of Quebec (11 percent) and the Parti Québécois (10 percent).

As part of a national survey, Angus Reid surveyed 5,011 Canadians, including 838 Quebecers, between September 29 and October 3.

For national results, the company said that “for comparison purposes only, a probability sample of this size would have a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points, 19 times out of 20.”



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