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  [Liberals] top Bloc in Quebec for first time in 5 years
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Last EditedMonsieur  Apr 29, 2009 02:55pm
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News DateWednesday, April 29, 2009 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Liberals have pulled ahead of the Bloc Quebecois among Quebec voters for the first time in five years, a new poll has found, which bodes well for the Grits as they try to shore up support in the province before the next federal election.

According to the La Presse/CROP poll, the Liberals have the support of 37 per cent of Quebec voters, up seven per cent from one month ago, while the Bloc sits at 31 per cent, down four per cent.

The Conservatives are in a distant third at 15 per cent support, down three per cent from a month ago. The Tories were at 22 per cent after last fall's election. The NDP are at 12 per cent, which is unchanged.

The poll's findings suggest that Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff's efforts to reach out to Quebec voters have paid dividends. In late March, Ignatieff made an impassioned speech to the party's Quebec wing, telling delegates that Quebecers don't have to choose between their Quebecois and Canadian identities.
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