MONTREAL- Don't look now, but Pauline Marois's separatist Parti Quebecois is now leading in the provincial polls.

After suffering through months of unpopularity and defections, the PQ now has the support of 33 percent of voters, compared to 28 percent for the Quebec Liberal Party.

Francois Legault's CAQ continues to slide, with 24 percent support, according to a Leger Marketing-Le Devoir voter intention survey published Saturday.

Quebec Solidaire and the Green Party of Quebec lag behind with six and four percent, respectively. The fledgling Option National has two percent support.

Pauline Marois was chosen by 25 percent as the best possible leader, which is about double what she was polling as recently as December.

Francois Legault and Jean Charest are both rated top leader by 21 percent

Jean Charest's Lilberals had a dissatisfaction rate of 70 percent.

The survey was conducted from March 5 to 7 of 1003 people. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent 19 times out of 20.

With a file from The Canadian Press