Less than a month after the first round of presidential elections in France, the outgoing president, centrist Emmanuel Macron, continues to lead with the support of 30 percent of voters, the French online television BFMTV reported tonight on the results of the latest public opinion poll.
According to a poll by the Harris Association, Macron remains the favorite and is far ahead of the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who would win 19.5 percent of the vote, and the candidate of the radical left, Jean-Luc Melenchon, with 13.5 percent.
According to the results of previous polls, it seems that Macron and Le Pen could enter the second round of elections, which would repeat the situation as five years ago. Then they both entered the second round and Macron convincingly defeated his extreme right-wing opponent Marin Le Pen, BFMTV reported.
Another far-right candidate, Eric Zemmour, fell in the polls and is in fourth place with 11 percent of the vote. Right-wing candidate Valeri Pecresse also fell in the polls with 10.5 per cent of the vote.
The presidential elections in France are scheduled for two rounds, on April 10 and 24, and this year they coincide with the French six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Like many French media outlets, BFMTV emphasizes that the polls do not predict the outcome of the election, but indicate the current balance of power and public opinion.