Le Pen ahead of Macron in EU election polling

Posted on: Politico | November 4th, 2018
Author:  Joshua Posaner

Far-right parties secured a combined 30 percent of support in latest poll.

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally has nudged ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche in polling for the European Parliament elections.

Polling agency Ifop put En Marche at 19 percent, and the National Rally — formerly the National Front — at 20 percent, according to Reuters.

The survey asked 1,000 people how they would vote if the EU elections were held now.

Far-right parties, including those supporting a French exit from the EU, secured a combined 30 percent of support, up from 25 percent in a similar poll in August.

As POLITICO reported last month, Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte have reached a tentative agreement to unite En Marche with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe for the European Parliament elections.

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