Reproduced here from the Reuters Story:
A CROP poll published in the Montreal newspaper La Presse put the support for the Liberals at 35 percent, with 32 percent ready to back the Parti Quebecois, and 18 percent backing the right-wing Action Democratique du Quebec.
Too close to call, which makes me wonder about Charest doing silly stuff like explicitly mentioning Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair's past cocaine use. Under the circumstances this comes off as a gratuitous, Harper-style smear, and once again I have no idea why a Premier (any more than a PM) would stoop to hurling this kind of mud themselves. That's what you have people like Ezra Levant for (or whoever functions as his Quebec equivalent).
It is pretty clear that Harper had a say in the timing of this particular Quebec vote. I wonder if his team is not dictating some of the tactics as well. I say this because Tory-made plans have a tendency to fly off the rails and end in disaster.