A new CROP/La Presse poll says that Philippe Couillard's party now sits at 39 per cent support compared to the Parti Quebecois at 36 per cent. The new figures give the Liberals their first lead since the election campaign began almost two weeks ago.
"While the Liberals still trail the PQ when it comes to support from Francophone voters, the PQ support with French speaking electors dropped by ten points compared with last months survey," notes the Montreal Gazette.
"Based on these numbers, pollsters now suspect the outcome of the April 7 election is far from certain.
"PQ support appears to have stalled particularly when it comes to public support for the controversial charter of values. Meanwhile, it appears the arrival of Quebec media magnate Pierre Karl Péladeau has pushed left-wing support to Quebec Solidaire which now stands at 10 per cent in the polls, an increase of three points comparedRead More »from Values charter, Peladeau and controversial candidates hurt the PQ in opinion poll