The Legault government will have a lot to do to convince Quebecers to get a new dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this fall: only half of them plan to to receive a booster dose.
This is demonstrated by the second part of the Léger survey conducted on behalf of Journal, TVA and the QUB platform.
In fact, only 53% of respondents will seeking a new dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this fall.
In contrast, 38% believe it is unlikely, including 18% who strongly oppose it. Nine percent of respondents declined to answer.
Masked candidates When you think about the next election campaign in Quebec, do you think candidates should or shouldn't wear a mask during their public activities? As of Yes 46% No 39% DNK/Refusal 15%
Unsurprisingly, Éric Duhaime's Conservative voters are the most reluctant to get vaccinated this fall: 66% say it's unlikely. Next come voters in solidarity, at 41%.
It is also in the Quebec City region and among young people, where the two parties garner the most support, that we find the opponents the most convinced to a new dose of vaccine.
In the Quebec City metropolitan area, 27% of respondents say they will “definitely not” get a booster dose.
Better management of COVID-19 Nearly one in two respondents trust François Legault Which of the following political party leaders do you think is best suited to managing the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis in Quebec? As of
Plamondon DK/Refusal: 27%
Among 18-34 year olds, across the province, 23% of respondents have the same opinion. < /p>
The president of the Léger firm, however, puts a damper on these results.
The pandemic occupies little space in the news at present, while the seventh wave is gradually declining, notes Jean -Marc Leger.
“I have the impression that it is a minimum, the 53%, said the pollster. When there is going to be a rise in COVID-19 and an [information] campaign, people are going to be more sensitive to that. »
Vaccination Situation Which of the following situations best corresponds to your personal situation? As of I have received four doses of vaccine I have received three doses of vaccine I have received two doses of vaccine I have received one dose of vaccine I am not vaccinated DK/Refusal
On the other hand, the management of the pandemic risks becoming an electoral issue, says Mr. Léger.
Half of voters (48%) expect the government to impose new health measures this fall, compared to 44% who think it unlikely.
Booster dose Do you plan to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this fall? As of Probable 53% Unlikely 38% DNK/Refusal 9% Compare between major cities and region Montreal CMA Quebec CMA Rest of Quebec Probable 59% Unlikely 31% DNK/Refusal 10% Probable 47% Unlikely 44% DNK/Refusal 9% Probable 48% Unlikely 45% Don't know/Refusal 8%
Leading by example
In the event of a new wave of the pandemic, 49% of respondents believe that the Premier CAQ is the most capable of managing the situation, far ahead of his rivals.
“If there is a rise in COVID-19 in the short term, that favors François Legault. Obviously, if people start dying in CHSLDs, that's another thing,” says Jean-Marc Léger.
And campaign leaders will have to set an example: 46% of voters think they should wear a mask during their public activities, compared to 39% who do not see the need for it.
Methodology: Leger's web survey was conducted from July 29 to July 31, 2022 with 985 Quebecers aged 18 and over. The maximum margin of error is plus or minus 3.1%, 19 times out of 20.
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