March 27: French voter intentions for presidential race
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Harris Interactive's poll echoed other recent surveys showing that Nicolas Sarkozy (28%) has overtaken his main rival, Socialist François Hollande (27%) and is now the frontrunner for the first round of the election. It also confirms the rise in support for left-winger Jean-Luc Mélenchon (13%) and a fall in voter intentions for centrist François Bayrou (11%).
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (16%) and Green party nominee Eva Joly (3%) neither lost or gained ground from the firm's previous survey.