Léger Poll: CAQ stops the bleeding, PQ now alone in second place
And the Quebec Liberals keep sinking into irrelevance
The latest Quebec Léger poll published last Friday showed that François Legault’s Coalition avenir Québec has managed to stop the bleeding over the summer. The CAQ’s closest rival in voting intentions, the Parti Québécois, has remained steady in popular support (see list of Quebec polls here).
The spring bleeding had come after the CAQ announced it was abandoning the controversial (and costly) “troisième lien” (third link) highway tunnel between Quebec City and its east shore in Lévis — a major infrastructure promise the CAQ had heavily campaigned on in both the 2018 and 2022 general elections. The CAQ took a hit in the polls shortly after the announcement, mostly in the Quebec City region and to the benefit of a rejuvenated Parti Québécois.
At the national level, the CAQ has 37% of respondents' support — below its 41% result in last year's general election, but still 15 points ahead of its closest rival.
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