Outcome uncertain in Laval mayoralty race
The mayoralty race in Laval is anything but a sure thing.
A new Léger poll in the Journal de Montreal this morning shows many residents are on the fence.
Marc Demers of the Mouvement Lavallois is first among poll respondents with 21% of support among voter intentions.
But he said he's not taking anything for granted, with his closest opponent, Claire Le Bel of Option Laval getting 14% of support.
"It's encouraging but the thing is, there's still two weeks left and anything can happen," Demers told CJAD 800 News.
The poll suggests 37% could change their minds by voting day, while 22% of respondents say they're undecided and 16% say they're spoiling their vote or they're not voting at all.
Bringing up third and fourth place in the race for the mayor's job are Jean-Claude Gobé of Action Laval with 10% support and Robert Bordeleau of the Parti au service du citoyen with 7%, who said he doesn't put much stock in polls.
"This is a totlaly false poll. It does not at all reflect the reality I live and my team lives day after day," Bordeleau said.
The same poll also says that if former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt were one of the candidates, he'd get 8% of support among francophone voters, and 16% among anglophone voters; 79% said they'd choose somebody else.