Are the Conservatives Making a Breakthrough in Quebec?

The most recent polls that were on the field as Canadians prepared to set their minds on vacation mode showed more of the same basic trends as the last few months: the Liberals have partially recovered from five months of (mostly self-inflicted) negative stories and appear to have stop the bleeding; the Conservatives remained in first place - both in the polls and in the seat projections; and the Greens are slowly creeping up on the NDP for third place in voting intentions.

However, amidst all the numbers that were published, one specific data point caught my eye: Conservative support in Quebec.

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Philippe J. Fournier is the creator of Qc125 and 338Canada. He teaches physics and astronomy at Cégep de Saint-Laurent in Montreal. For information or media request, please write to

Philippe J. Fournier est le créateur de Qc125 et 338Canada. Il est professeur de physique et d'astronomie au Cégep de Saint-Laurent à Montréal. Pour toute information ou pour une demande d'entrevue médiatique, écrivez à