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Marine Le Pen’s right-wing National Rally has overtaken French President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche for the first time ahead of the next year’s EU Parliament elections. The latest poll numbers place France’s ruling centrist En Marche party at 19 percent, and the newly constituted National Rally — formerly the Front National — at 20 percent.
Together with other smaller parties, France’s nationalist bloc now has a combined support of 30 percent, a nine-percentage-point edge over President Macron’s En Marche, polling agency Ifop projects.
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France’s ruling party’s plummeting poll numbers are linked to President Macron’s own dismal approval rating. Last week’s YouGov poll showed his popularity dropping to its lowest level since he took office eighteen months ago, with only 21 percent of the French voters supporting him. A series of high-profile scandals surrounding the presidency, along with high youth unemployment and rising cost of living have fueled popular discontent against the Macron administration.
French broadcaster EuroNews reported the latest polling results:
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Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) has overtaken French president Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche! (LREM) party in an independent poll.
Polling agency Ifop asked 1,000 people how they would vote if the EU elections were held today.
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It showed the RN rising from 17% at the end of August to 21% now, moving...
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