The French President is predicted to guide the primary spherical of the elections on April 10 with 28 % of the votes in opposition to 20 % for National Rally chief Marine Le Pen. But in accordance with a current poll revealed by ELABE for BFM TV and L’Express, far-left voters are more and more prone to vote for Le Pen in opposition to President Macron within the second spherical.
The poll confirmed that as much as 39 % of members of the left-wing social gathering Ensemble would vote for Ms Le Pen.
Supporters of Jean-Luc Melenchon, additionally on the left, would vote for Le Pen by 31 % in opposition to 28 % for Mr Macron.
Commenting on the poll, journalist Agnes C. Pirier stated: “Rising pessimism in France.
“Polls recommend that if Le Pen wins the presidency, now an actual chance, it is going to be because of the Far Left voters. Bleak.”
A poll by the Ifop-Fiducial published this week put Mr Macron at 53 percent of the vote, with Ms Le Pen just behind at 47 percent.
A separate Ipsos Sopra-Steria poll, published on Tuesday, placed Mr Macron’s share of the vote at 56 percent, versus Ms Le Pen at 44 percent.
And a poll published today for Les Echoes and Radio Calssique sees Mr Macron winning with 55 percent of the votes against 45 percent for Le Pen.
However, all indicates Le Pen’s popularity had shot up by three points in just a week.
The ELABE poll is the first to indicate an even closer gap between the pair.
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With just a week and a half remaining until the first-round election, Mr Macron addressed a Paris rally to explain his absence in domestic politics as he focussed on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
He joked: “I adore rallies but let’s be clear-headed – I can’t do many!”
Addressing his pre-occupation with Ukraine, he added: “No one would understand if I wasn’t there to protect the French.”