France election polls: Le Pen gains on Macron again as Barnier support ‘stagnates’

is eyeing a second term in office next April but has met stiff resistance from established and new candidates this year. continues to stand in his way, leading a resurgence amongst far-right feeling also fostered by unofficial candidate Eric Zemmour. Only one of them has proven popular enough to survive, according to a recent survey by pollsters Elabe, while both have several points on former Brexit negotiator .

The poll, conducted on November 24, found that Mr Macron is “still the favourite”, winning the most support of the 1,491-strong sample.

A varying number, between approximately 25 to 27 percent, could deliver him a victory.

Executives and those working “intermediate professions” form his primary backers, 28 and 27 percent respectively, followed closely by 27 percent of over-65s.

Mr Macron is not comfortable in his place, however, as Ms Le Pen is nipping at his heels.


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