CAQ rising, PQ falling among francophones: poll

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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.

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  1. Gregor posted on 03/31/2014 03:01 PM
    The most significant result of this poll - if accurate - is that PQ support is in freefall among Francophones. Virtually all the CAQ gains are at the expense of an increasingly-shrill Pauline Marois whilst the Liberals are holding their own. Bravo!
  2. Wendy Ramsey posted on 03/31/2014 04:13 PM
    For all the federalists out there - Please don't waste your vote on the CAQ - they are just another arm of the PQ and want Bill 14 and the Charter. Get out and vote liberal - Dr. Couillard is promoting bilingualism, no Bill 14 and will give us some peace and harmony again! Think of your children and your homes and businesses and get the vicious separatists out of power and hopefully out of existence!
  3. reebo posted on 03/31/2014 08:21 PM
    Yes, the CAQs fortunes are rising. It must be try because they told me so. Separatists in disguise. Don't be fooled, there is only one federalist party running in this election. At least Couillard has the coulles to actually speak out in favour of individual rights and responsibilities, instead of the nanny state mentality we get from all the others.
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