Poll finds Macron well ahead of Le Pen as candidates embark on final day of campaigning

The latest of round of polling in France shows Emmanuel Macron remains ahead of Marine Le Pen as candidates embark on the final day of campaigning.

France will go to the polls on Sunday for the second round of the presidential election, which will see Independent Macron go head-to-head against far-right Front National candidate Len Pen.

According to polling from Elabe, conducted for BFM TV and L’Express, Macron is on 62% the vote to Len Pen’s 38%.The survey was carried out after a hostile TV debate between the two candidates on Wednesday. Two polls showed French viewers saw Macron as having won the debate.

Although nothing is guaranteed, it’s thought that a wide spectrum of voters will opt to vote for Macron. He is likely to receive the votes from left-leaning voters who backed Hamon and Mélenchon in the first round of the contest as well as those on the right, who voted for Fillon in the first round.

 

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