Macron seen winning French presidential runoff with 62%
The French Independent centrist is seen getting 62% of the votes in the second round compared to 38% for Le Pen, an increase of three points for the centrist candidate.
PARIS – French Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen three days ahead of the presidential runoff, according to an Elabe poll for BFM TV and L’Express released on Friday.
Macron is seen getting 62% of the votes in the second round compared to 38% for Le Pen, an increase of three points for the centrist candidate compared to his projected score in the last Elabe poll.
The survey was carried out after a rancorous final televised debate between the two contenders on Wednesday, which Macron was seen as having won by French viewers, according to two recent polls.