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
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
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
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.