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March 21: French voter intentions for presidential race

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2012-03-23


Opinion survery conducted by CSA polling agency for BFM television, 20 Minutes daily, and RMC radio.

This survey raises questions about who will come third in France's presidential race. A rise in voter intentions for left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon (13%) and declining support for far-right leader Marine Le Pen (13.5%), have put the pair in a technical tie with centrist François Bayrou (13%).

CSA's poll showed Nicolas Sarkozy enjoyed a small lead (30%) over his main challenger, Socialist Party candidate François Hollande (28%) in the first round of the French presiential race.

Green candidate Eva Joly continued to struggle, with only 2% support, the study showed.


 

Date created : 2012-03-23

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