A new poll shows the conservative Valerie Pecres as the most likely candidate for president, who will face the current leader of France, Emanuel Macron, in the second round of elections in April 2022.
In the vote, the Ipsos / Sopra Steria poll shows Pekres, whom the conservative Republican Party nominated for the presidency earlier this month, winning 17% of the vote in the first round of 25. 5% of Macron, but with ten percentage points more than a corresponding October poll.
The two candidates who win the most votes in the first round on April 10 will advance to the second round on April 24.
The far-right, Eric Zemour, a TV personality who came to the polls in the fall in several polls in the first round after Macron in the fall, recorded a drop in popularity from 16% in October to 14.5%.
So he is in the same position as the also far-right leader of the National Alarm, Marin Lepen, whose popularity also fell from 16% to 14.5%.
The leader of the Greens, Yannick Zando, and the far left Jean-Lynn Melanson are far behind in the intention to vote, each receiving 8.5% in the intention to vote.
The poll was conducted online on a sample of more than 10,000 people, from December 7 to 13.