Monday, November 5, 2018
Marine Le Pen moves ahead of Macron in European Elections – Poll
The left continue to label anyone conservative as ‘far-right’ in their attempt to smear and discredit conservatives. It hasn’t slowed the rise of the right, one jot.
Polls in France now reveal that Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) moves ahead of Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (LREM). The right-wing parties gained a 30% share of voting intentions in the Ifop poll.
The poll of voting intentions for the May 2019 European Parliament elections shows Le Pen’s RN rising from 17% in August’s to 21% currently, a move putting RN ahead of the LREM for the first time.
This is a 5% increase from 25% of voting intentions at the end of August and Sunday’s poll reveals quite succinctly that France has shifted towards the right since the election where Macron beat Le Pen.
The rise in populism is clearly playing a role in Le Pen’s popularity, though there's no denying Macron’s plunging popularity has been his own doing. He's even slunk below his predecessor, socialist François Hollande. That took some doing.
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