The Pollcast: The tide turns in Quebec
The latest numbers in Quebec's election campaign and the first days of Maxime Bernier's People's Party
In less than two weeks, Quebecers go to the polls to vote in the Oct. 1 provincial election. The clock is ticking — but is time running out for François Legault in Quebec?
The polls are shifting in the province, and Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec has dropped out of majority territory. But neither the Liberals nor the Parti Québécois are the ones making the biggest gains in Quebec. Instead, it is Québec Solidaire, a left-wing party at the other end of the political spectrum from the CAQ, that seems to be picking up the CAQ's slack.
On this week's episode of the Pollcast, Christian Bourque, executive vice-president at the polling firm Léger, joins the podcast to break down the latest polling numbers in Quebec.
The CBC's Catherine Cullen also discusses the first week of Bernier's People's Party, its flirtations with the Libertarians and its attempts to control its message.
Finally, host and CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier explains what to watch for in the final days of the provincial election campaign in New Brunswick, where the polls suggest that nothing can be taken for granted.