First poll of election campaign shows PQ and Liberals in dead heat

PQ and Liberals at 37 per cent each

The first poll of the Quebec election campaign shows an extremely tight race between the two main parties.

A Leger poll shows suggests Liberals and Parti Quebecois are in a dead heat.

The survey for Le Devoir and the Globe and Mail has the Liberals and the PQ at 37 per cent each with the CAQ at 14 per cent, down about five points.

Quebec Solidaire is at nine.

The Liberals are up two points, while the PQ held steady from the last survey.

The poll indicates the Liberals benefited from PQ star candidate Pierre Karl Peladeau's candidacy, but the PQ did not.

The Parti Quebecois has a comfortable lead among francophone voters at 44 per cent.

Also, 59 per cent of respondents say they oppose Quebec sovereignty, while 41 per cent said they support separation.


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