Quebecers want an election in September: poll
A new poll out Saturday morning suggests Quebecers want a new election sooner, rather than later.
There have been strong hints that premier Jean Charest will call an election in mid-August, for this coming September, and the Léger Marketing poll in Saturday morning's edition of Le Devoir shows no less than 55 percent of those polled want him to do just that.
The overall party standings show the Charest Liberals in the lead, with 33 percent support, the PQ are at 32 percent, and the CAQ are at 19 percent.
Numbers like that would give the PQ at least a minority government.
The poll also shows François Legault is the most popular politician in Quebec, with 47 percent of those polled saying they have a favorable opinion of him.
Former education minister Line Beauchamp is next, with a favorability rating of 46 percent. That's up a whopping 18 points since a similar poll done in December.
Amir Khadir, the controversial Quebec Solidaire co-leader, has a 24 percent favorability rating, a drop of 11 in the last six months.
Premier Jean Charest's rating is at 30 percent. That's still 4 points behind that of PQ leader Pauline Marois, but it's up 7 points since December.