New poll shows CAQ widening lead over Liberals

The CAQ has opened up a big lead in the latest Léger poll done for the LCN network.

The poll, released on Tuesday, shows the CAQ with 37 per cent support province-wide, compared with 28 for the Liberals, 19 for the PQ and 9 for Québec Solidaire.

73 per cent of respondents also say they want a change in government, and pollster Jean-Marc Léger tells the network he's never seen this kind of an appetite for change among Quebecers.

Among francophones, the CAQ have a solid lead over the PQ — 44 per cent to 23 — as well as the lead in 9 of 12 Quebec regions.

Léger suggests those numbers could mean a majority government for the CAQ — but he cautions the Oct. 1 election is still three-and-a-half months away.

Meanwhile, 27 per cent say access to health care is the issue that's most important to them, followed by cutting taxes at 17 per cent, and improving education at 12 per cent.