Poll Results Say For Party To Win Macron Must Go


Harris Interactive Epoka poll showed that incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron’s party still heads the pack with the National Rally party tailing closely. 

As far as voting intentions for the upcoming European elections are concerned, the top three contenders maintained their slots.

La République En Marche (LREM) list remains on top, with 23 percent of voting intentions, up by one point.  The National Rally list, led by Jordan Bardella has been credited with 22 percent (up by 1 point).

Still distant, are the Republicans in the top three with 13 percent of voting intentions (down by 1 point), reported French daily Le Figaro.

Far third are the Socialists but since the alliance with Raphael Glucksmann, the new head of the list of Public Place/Socialist Party, they have moved up from 5 to 7 percent. 

Yannick Jadot and his ecology list are at par with the Socialist party, while the former Communist party, Insubordinate France slid further down and is currently at 8 percent of voting intentions.

According to the poll, majority of French voters believe that LREM would do much better without Macron. 

Rejecting him is the main concern for 80 percent of the Insubordinates and RN voters, while two thirds of voters in March intend to say “yes” to the policy of the President.

In this election, respondents want following subjects tackled: purchasing power and immigration are top priorities (43 percent, up from the last wave two weeks ago), ahead of taxes (37 percent), fight against terrorism (36 percent) and the environment (32 percent).

This early, the strictly European issues, such as the reform of the European institutions (22 percent), democracy in Europe (19 percent) or the question of contract workers (17 percent), do not interest respondents.

Three sovereignty groups exist in the Euro parliament, counting some 150 MEPs: the Europe of Nations and Freedoms (ENL), with Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen, the European Conservatives and Reformists (CRE), a Polish group, and the EFDD, Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy of the retired British politician Nigel Farage.

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