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France’s Le Pen Gains Ground for 2022 Elections, Poll Shows

  • Le Pen is seen beating Macron in the first round in most cases
  • Macron and two others could beat Le Pen in the final round
Marine Le Pen in Avesnes-sur-Helpe, April 9.

Marine Le Pen in Avesnes-sur-Helpe, April 9.

Photographer: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is increasing her chances of winning the first round of next year’s presidential elections, according to an Ifop-Fiducial poll published by Le Journal du Dimanche.

The National Rally party leader would come first in six out of 10 scenarios in the first round if the ballots were cast this Sunday, the poll showed. She would then be beaten in the second round for the top two candidates, with 46% in a runoff against President Emmanuel Macron’s 54%, it said.