Poll: barometer of the most popular political figures

Every week, The newspaper, in collaboration with the firm Léger, unveils a probe on a variety of subjects that affect you from near or far. Our Barometer thus measures what makes you vibrate or frown as a Quebecker, young and old, francophone, anglophone or allophone, in Montreal or in the region.

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Do you have a rather good opinion, rather a bad opinion, or do you not know the following personalities?

1. François Legault

  • Good opinion: 72%
  • Bad opinion: 24%
  • Do not know : 4%

2. Régis Labeaume

  • Good opinion: 62%
  • Bad opinion: 14%
  • Do not know : 23%

3. Justin Trudeau

  • Good opinion: 50%
  • Bad opinion: 46%
  • Do not know : 3%

4. Geneviève Guilbault

  • Good opinion: 49%
  • Bad opinion: 11%
  • Do not know : 40%

5. Valérie Plante

  • Good opinion: 49%
  • Bad opinion: 39%
  • Do not know : 12%

6. Jagmeet Singh

  • Good opinion: 46%
  • Bad opinion: 29%
  • Do not know : 25%

7. Manon Massé

  • Good opinion: 43%
  • Bad opinion: 38%
  • Do not know : 19%

8. Véronique Hivon

  • Good opinion: 41%
  • Bad opinion: 9%
  • Do not know : 50%

9. Christian Dubé

  • Good opinion: 41%
  • Bad opinion: 10%
  • Do not know : 49%

10. Ian Lafrenière

  • Good opinion: 41%
  • Bad opinion: 11%
  • Do not know : 48%

11. François Paradis

  • Good opinion: 41%
  • Bad opinion: 12%
  • Do not know : 46%

12. Yves-François Blanchet

  • Good opinion: 40%
  • Bad opinion: 18%
  • Do not know : 42%

13. Danielle McCann

  • Good opinion: 40%
  • Bad opinion: 20%
  • Do not know : 40%

14. Marc Garneau

  • Good opinion: 39%
  • Bad opinion: 24%
  • Do not know : 38%

15. Pierre Arcand

  • Good opinion: 36%
  • Bad opinion: 18%
  • Do not know : 46%

16. Marguerite Blais

  • Good opinion: 36%
  • Bad opinion: 29%
  • Do not know : 35%

17. Isabelle Charest

  • Good opinion: 35%
  • Bad opinion: 5%
  • Do not know : 60%

18. Sonia LeBel

  • Good opinion: 35%
  • Bad opinion: 8%
  • Do not know : 57%

19. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois

  • Good opinion: 35%
  • Bad opinion: 41%
  • Do not know : 24%

20. Gérard Deltell

  • Good opinion: 34%
  • Bad opinion: 18%
  • Do not know : 48%

21. Pascal Bérubé

  • Good opinion: 33%
  • Bad opinion: 10%
  • Do not know : 57%

22. Pierre Fitzgibbon

  • Good opinion: 33%
  • Bad opinion: 20%
  • Do not know : 47%

23. Mélanie Joly

  • Good opinion: 32%
  • Bad opinion: 32%
  • Do not know : 36%

24. François Bonnardel

  • Good opinion: 30 %
  • Bad opinion: 11%
  • Do not know : 58%

25. Simon Jolin-Barette

  • Good opinion: 30 %
  • Bad opinion: 21%
  • Do not know : 48%

30. Dominique Anglade

  • Good opinion: 30 %
  • Bad opinion: 21%
  • Do not know : 48%

40. Paul St-Pierre Plamondon

  • Good opinion: 29%
  • Bad opinion: 17%
  • Do not know : 55%

Methodology

A web survey was conducted from December 4 to 6, 2020 among 1,006 Quebecers, 18 years of age or over and able to speak French or English. Using data from Statistics Canada, the results were weighted according to sex, age, mother tongue, region, level of education as well as the presence of children in the household in order to determine the representative sample of the entire study population. By way of comparison, the maximum margin of error for a sample of 1,006 respondents is + or – 3.1%, 19 times out of 20.

  • Philippe Leger, The Journal of Montreal

The finding

François Legault dominates the 2020 charts with a popularity rate of 72%, even though he is currently managing one of the most serious crises in our history. He is followed by Régis Labeaume (2nd) and Justin Trudeau (3rd), who form the trio of most beloved politicians. In addition, 11 CAQ ministers are in the top 25, which is a feat for the CAQ: Geneviève Guilbault (4th), Christian Dubé (9th) and Ian Lafrenière (10th).

The surprise

The boys club policy crumbles more and more and women take their place in the 2020 barometer. Four women, G. Guilbault (4th), V. Plante (5th), M. Massé (7th) and V. Hivon (8th) climb into the top 10, while Isabelle Charest (17th) and Sonia LeBel (18th) are the new rising stars.

Disappointment

The new chefs, Dominique Anglade (30th) and Paul St-Pierre Plamondon (40th), do not even appear in the top 25. In one year, Dominique Anglade has seen his rating drop by 11%, while 66% of Quebecers do not. not know about PSPP. For their part, the co-spokespersons of QS, GND and Manon Massé, polarize Quebecers. It is therefore a problem of appreciation for the PLQ, notoriety for the PQ and polarization for QS. Difficult for them to find a place in a context where the government takes all the place.

Marguerite Blais cash for Legault

  • Antoine Robitaille, The Journal of Quebec

François Legault apologized in April for the mismanagement of the pandemic in CHSLDs, but it was Marguerite Blais who cashed in.

In the annual barometer of politicians, the Minister responsible for Seniors dropped from 5th to 16th place.

Its drop is even more marked when we consider other data from the Léger poll.

Minister Blais had only an 11% “bad opinion” in 2019. However, after the pandemic months of 2020, the rate of “bad opinion” of Mrs. Blais climbed to 29%!

Meanwhile, François Legault’s popularity is stratospheric: 72% (!), Never reached in the history of this barometer.

Even by himself, who, since 2012, is still in the leading pack.

A former television star, Ms. Blais has in the past benefited – and still does – from significant “small screen” capital.

When she belonged to the Liberal government of Jean Charest, she was the only minister at the top of the barometer.

Last year, when bad opinions were subtracted from good ones, she supplanted François Legault!

Fuse

This year, she will have acted more like a kind of fuse for her boss.

Note that after the CHSLD Herron disaster in Dorval, in April, she was slow to recognize her share of responsibility. The CAQ could then blame previous Liberal governments. The trouble for Ms. Blais is that she was also, under Charest, Minister responsible for Seniors.

Domination

One thing is certain, the CAQ dominates our list with two ministers in the first five places. Of the 20 others, half are from its ranks. Several, including Geneviève Guilbault, Isabelle Charest and Christian Dubé, have experienced a notable improvement in their notoriety.

The Caquista government, however, had a difficult end of the 2020 session. The Ombudsman’s progress report on the management of CHSLDs in the first wave was devastating. The restaurateurs believe they have been “sacrificed” by the PM.

And the ethical blame against the Minister of the Economy, Pierre Fitzgibbon, has embarrassed the government.

Our survey was completed a little before these events.

The photo today might look slightly different. Not more than “slightly” however.

Make the difference.

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