New Quebec Polls Show That The CAQ Would Sweep An Election With Almost 50% Of The Vote

The party is also currently projected to win a majority government again.
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New Quebec Polls Show That The CAQ Would Sweep An Election With Almost 50% Of The Vote

According to new Quebec polling data released on May 10 by 338Canada, the CAQ is projected to get nearly 50% of the popular vote at 46.9% plus/minus 5.5%.

The CAQ is far ahead of Quebec's other political parties, with the Quebec Liberals projected to see only 20.7% plus/minus 3.6% of the popular vote and Quebec Solidaire to get only 13.4% plus/minus 3.1%.

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Should an election happen today, the CAQ is projected to win 95.2 plus/minus 10.7 of the National Assembly's 125 seats. This would represent a unanimous, majority government. 

In terms of regional distribution, the CAQ is projected to lose Montreal to the Liberals with only 27% of the vote but would win 53% of the vote in other regions, including Quebec City.  

The Parti Quebecois would lose big, projected to win only 2.1 plus/minus three seats with just over 12% of the popular vote. 

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"It certainly hasn't always been easy. We have had our ups and downs. At times, not many people would have bet on our victory. Some people quit, but there were also people who kept believing," Legault wrote in a heartfelt message about the party.

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