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Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:33 AM

Le Pen Moves Into Lead in French Race, Le Monde Poll Shows

Source: Bloomberg

Marine Le Pen is gaining support in France and has taken the lead in a major survey of votersí intentions for the first round of the presidential election.

The populist leader of the National Front had between 25 percent and 26 percent support compared with 23 percent to 25 percent for Republican candidate Francois Fillon, according to an Ipsos Sopra Steria poll for Cevipof and Le Monde. In mid December, Fillon led with about 28 percent and Le Pen around 25 percent.

Since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president on Nov. 8, the French race has been closely-watched as another crucial battle between populist and establishment forces. Under the French electoral system, the two leading candidates face each other in a run-off vote on May 7, presenting a significant hurdle to Le Pen. The poll didnít include data for the second-round vote.

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, a French Socialist, said in Davos Thursday that thereís little chance of Le Pen securing the broad support needed for victory.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-19/le-pen-moves-into-first-in-french-race-le-monde-poll-shows

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Reply Le Pen Moves Into Lead in French Race, Le Monde Poll Shows (Original post)
Calista241 Jan 2017 OP
hlthe2b Jan 2017 #1
Botany Jan 2017 #2
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2017 #5
Botany Jan 2017 #6
inanna Jan 2017 #3
ananda Jan 2017 #4
StevieM Jan 2017 #8
StevieM Jan 2017 #7
roamer65 Jan 2017 #13
hrmjustin Jan 2017 #9
erpowers Jan 2017 #10
erpowers Jan 2017 #11
Coventina Jan 2017 #12
dalton99a Jan 2017 #14
burrowowl Jan 2017 #15

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:35 AM

1. Putin may not even have to "fire a shot" in his quest

to take over the West....

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:35 AM

2. I wonder if Russian money is backing Le Pen?

n/t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:35 AM

3. Oh shit. n/t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:42 AM

4. Uh oh.

That's as bad as it can get.

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:54 AM

8. No it's not. There is run-off voting in France. She will get clobbered in the second round. (eom)

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:53 AM

7. This is just the first round. She will get clobbered in the second round.

Donald Trump's victory has people misreading the situation.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 11:13 PM

13. Correct. If we had runoff voting, Dump would have been clobbered in the 2nd round as well.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 11:01 AM

9. Shit!

 

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:25 PM

10. Didn't She Already lose

I thought a few weeks ago it was reported that she had lost to another Republican equivalent French politician. What happened?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:30 PM

11. People in U.S. Thought Donald Trump Could Not Win

Maybe Pierre Moscovici needs to put in a great deal of work in order to prevent Marine Le Pen from becoming the French President. He needs to make sure she is not able to put together the "broad support" she needs to win. In addition, he needs to work to assure that the opposition can put together a coalition to keep her from winning the Presidential election.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:35 PM

12. "I'm Being Chased by the National Front."

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:03 AM

14. Another Russian puppet.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:15 AM

15. Very worrisome!

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