Most Quebecers want Jean Charest to resign

PQ leader Pauline Marois nearly as unpopular as premier

Jean Charest’s name continues to be mud. A new Leger Marketing poll suggests 57 percent of Quebecers believe the premier should step down. Though this may sound like good news for the Parti Québécois, which would likely win an election tomorrow afternoon, the same poll says Quebecers have about the same regard for PQ leader Pauline Marois. What’s more, 40 percent of respondents say they are undecided, suggesting a wide-ranging malaise with politicians in general throughout the province. Indeed, an Angus Reid poll suggests more voters believe former Justice Minister Marc Bellemare’s allegations of favouritism in the selection of judges—even though Bellemare himself has contradicted himself many times.

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