Battle for second place tightens as CAQ headed toward majority: poll – MONTREALINABOX

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Despite a continuing erosion of its lead in popularity, François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec remains headed for a majority government in the Oct. 3 Quebec election while the fight for second place — and the role of official opposition — becomes even more intense, a new poll suggests.

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The Léger Marketing survey, conducted for the Québecor media conglomerate in the wake of last Thursday’s leaders debate televised on Radio-Canada, shows the CAQ polling 37 per cent — a drop of five percentage points since the campaign was launched at the end of last month but nevertheless enough to place the party in majority territory. In the 2018 election, the CAQ, garnering 37.4 per cent of the vote, won 74 of the 125 seats in the National Assembly.

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Québec solidaire holds a distant second place at 17 per cent, followed by the Quebec Liberals with 16 per cent and the Quebec Conservative Party and the Parti Québécois tied for the third spot with 15 per cent.

While the survey found that 27 per cent of respondents felt that Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois of Québec solidaire would be the best choice to be…


Battle for second place tightens as CAQ headed toward majority: poll – MONTREALINABOX – Source

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