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Web Chatter Analysts: Macron’s Lead May Not Be as Secure as Polls Say

  • Online sentiment suggests Le Pen, Fillon may be advancing
  • Polls make independent centrist Macron clear front-runner
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Ian Bremmer Says Le Pen Can Really Win and Cause Crisis

The French election campaign may have a few more surprises up its sleeve. 

While independent centrist Emmanuel Macron has been favorite to become the country’s next president since his Republican rival Francois Fillon was sideswiped by a financial scandal in January, two firms analyzing online chatter are suggesting his position may not be as secure as pollsters indicate.