03/09/2014 05:40 EDT | Updated 05/09/2014 05:59 EDT

Poll finds 61 per cent of Quebecers opposed to sovereignty

More than 60 per cent of Quebecers would vote “No” in a referendum on Quebec’s sovereignty if it was held immediately, a new CROP poll commissioned by Radio-Canada shows.

The poll of 1,400 people asked “If a referendum asking if you want Quebec to become a sovereign country was held today, would you vote Yes or would you vote No.”

Among decided respondents, 61 percent said they would vote “No” and 39 per cent said they would vote “Yes.”

“These are very stable numbers,” said Youri Rivest, vice-president of CROP.

Support for sovereignty is essentially at the same place it was since the election of the Parti Québécois in 2012.

The poll was conducted via the Internet between March 5 and 8, 2014. There is no margin of error because it was conducted over the Internet.