Results of internal CAQ poll done by the CROP firm show the CAQ is rising fast among francophones — mainly at the expense of the Parti Québécois.
CROP surveyed 1,000 francophone voters last Friday and Saturday, immediately after the second televised leaders' debate.
The poll, obtained by the Globe and Mail, shows the PQ are still in the lead, with 36 per cent support among francophones; the Liberals continue to narrow the gap at 29 per cent, the CAQ are now at 24 per cent, and Québec Solidaire are now at 8 per cent.
The previous CROP poll done two weeks before had the PQ with a commanding lead over the Liberals, 43 per cent to 30, while the CAQ were at 17 per cent.
Back in February, the PQ's lead over the Liberals was 26 points.
The poll also shows where the party leaders rank on the question of who ran the best campaign: the Liberals' Philippe Couillard is first, followed by the CAQ's Francois Legault and then PQ leader Pauline Marois.