CAQ Approval Dips, Especially Among PQ Supporters
Numbers show many sovereigntist voters are jumping off the CAQ ship and flocking back towards an invigorated Parti Québécois
One year ago to the day, Quebec was in the midst of an election campaign that saw the governing CAQ easily win a second majority at the National Assembly. A Léger poll fielded at the start of the campaign gave the CAQ an insurmountable lead in voting intentions - a lead that François Legault's team managed to maintain throughout the campaign.
In the end, the only surprise of the campaign was the modest but very real rise of the Parti Québécois, from 9% in the poll at the start of the campaign to a tally of 14.6% on election night.
Comparing the latest Léger figures in Quebec with those of last year, we note a major shift in the perceptions of PQ voters: They now appreciate their own leader more than the Premier — which was not the case at this time last year — and their satisfaction with the CAQ government has fallen dramatically.
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