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Poll shows Macron no longer a magnet for voters

French voters have rejected their president even though they still support his party.

Published: March 25, 2019, 9:53 am


    According to a Harris Interactive Epoka poll, the French presidential party’s list may still be at the top of the polls, but it is followed closely by the National Rally.

    Two months ahead of the vote, the top three parties have not moved as far as the voting intentions for the upcoming European elections go. The LREM list is number one with 23 percent of voting intentions, up by one point.

    It is followed by the list of the National Rally, led by Jordan Bardella, and credited with 22 percent (+ 1 also). Still distant, are the Republicans in the top three with 13 percent of voting intentions (- 1), reported French daily Le Figaro.

    Trailing far behind, are the Socialists, but since the alliance with Raphael Glucksmann, now head of the list of Public Place/Socialist Party, they have nevertheless gone from 5 to 7 percent, at the same level as Yannick Jadot and his ecology list, although the latter lost 1 point. The former Communist party, Insubordinate France continues its fall and is currently at 8 percent of  voting intentions.

    According to the poll, reported RTL , the President of the Republic is the main motivation for voters to reject his party, suggesting that LREM would do better without him. To say “no” to Emmanuel Macron is the central issue for 80 percent of the Insubordinates and RN voters, while two thirds of voters in March will say “yes” to the policy of the president.

    The topics favored by respondents in this election: purchasing power and immigration are top priorities (43 percent, up from the last wave two weeks ago), ahead of taxes (37 percent), fight against terrorism (36 percent) and the environment (32 percent).

    The strictly European themes, such as the reform of the European institutions (22 percent), democracy in Europe (19 percent) or the question of contract workers (17 percent), do not appear for the moment as structuring the debate.

    Three sovereignty groups exist in the Euro parliament, counting some 150 MEPs: the Europe of Nations and Freedoms (ENL), with Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen, the European Conservatives and Reformists (CRE), a Polish group, and the EFDD, Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy of the retired British politician Nigel Farage.

    The ELN is the second largest group in the European Parliament, just behind the European People’s Party and their allies are numerous: Germany, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Austria or Finland have seen the rise in anti-immigration sentiment.

    The Yellow Vests protests have rocked France over the past months, showing just how determined French people are in opposing Macron. They have dubbed Macron “President of the rich” who has failed in quelling the protests.

    The French leader has blamed the Yellow Vests protests on the mainstream media, social networks and… Russia.

    In an interview with the weekly publication Le Point, Macron was quoted as saying the Yellow Vests leaders “are a creation of the media and social networks” and that “demonstrators are being advised from outside”, suggesting that Russia was behind the social upheaval.

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