Sacre Bleu! Le Pen Leads New Opinion PollPosted: January 11, 2017 | |
A new poll from Ifop-Fiducial released Tuesday shows Le Pen at first place with the backing of 26.5 percent of voters, while her moderate center-right rival Francois Fillon, of Les Republicains, would receive just over 24 percent of the vote, the poll suggested.
“He is putting in place measures I have been demanding for years.”
— Le Pen said of Trump
The new poll, which was conducted the first week of January, was based on a sample of 1,860 registered voters and has a margin of error of 1.3 percent.
The poll represents the first time Le Pen has led with voters since November, and coincides with a noticeable decline in popularity for Fillon, who was polling at roughly 28 percent in December.
Interestingly, Fillon’s slide in the polls comes the same week he said he was opposed to France’s exiting the Schengen Treaty and ending its participation in free movement between E.U. member states.
Fillon, however, has apparently recognized the extent of his tactical error…(read more)