Outgoing President Emmanuel Macron continues to widen the gap in voting intentions against his rival Marine Le Pen, five days before the second round of the French presidential election scheduled for next Sunday, according to the latest Elabe opinion poll for L’Express. and BFMTV unveiled on Tuesday.
The candidate president is credited with 54.5% of the voting intentions and Marine Le Pen with 45.5%, according to this poll carried out in partnership with SFR.
Emmanuel Macron thus snatches an additional point in the voting intentions, facing his competitor from the National Rally.
According to the same survey, the representative of the Republic in March (LREM) is perceived as a more “presidential” but “arrogant” personality, Marine Le Pen more proactive but “worrying”.
During the period between the two rounds, the two candidates must widen their electoral base, in particular on the left, while seeking out the undecided and those tempted to abstain.
If seven out of ten French people (72%) predict a victory for the candidate of La République en Marche, the game is still far from being folded, the two candidates having to face each other in debate Wednesday evening, during which the French will watch for the capacity of the outgoing president to clearly defend his record and his project, as well as the credibility of the RN candidate.
In this context, one registrant in four (25%) declares that the debate between the two rounds will have an impact on their decision, again according to the same survey.
This televised debate will be scrutinized by many French people. According to the survey, 63% of registered voters say they are quite certain of going to vote in the second round and 11% are seriously considering it.