Over the past couple of months, rumours abounded that Quebec Premier Pauline Marois was contemplating pulling the plug on her minority government.
Granted, the polls don't indicate that Marois can win a majority: the latest Crop poll — released on Tuesday — had the Liberals at 38 per cent and the PQ at 34 per cent.
Here's the Montreal Gazette's Don Macpherson's overview and analysis of the poll:
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In the CROP poll, conducted Thursday through Monday, the PQ led the Liberals in popularity among the French-speaking voters who decide Quebec elections, and in the regions outside of Montreal where they’re usually decided.
And for “best premier,” Marois was about as popular as Liberal leader Philippe Couillard among all voters, meaning she was more popular among French-speaking ones.
The problem for Marois and the PQ, however, is that they weren’t popular enough to overcome