France: Game changing poll from BVA?

BVA’s weekly poll, released last night and published in the French regional press today, may well mark a turning point in the 2017 Presidential campaign. For the first time in any poll Jean-Luc Mélenchon has drawn level with Francois Fillon, on 19 per cent, while the two leading contenders, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, […]

France moves towards a four-horse race

We now have two polls entirely completed after the second Presidential TV debate and they confirm that Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s highly-regarded performance on Tuesday evening is translating into improved voting intentions, just as happened after the first debate. In Odoxa’s survey for Le Point out this Friday afternoon, the leftist candidate achieves his best result of […]

Horror week for Hamon, momentum for Mélenchon

Parti Socialiste Presidential candidate Benoit Hamon ended a dreadful week confronted by an Odoxa poll for Le Point, released on Friday evening, giving him a record low of just 8 per cent in first round voting intentions. On Wednesday came the blow of former PM Manuel Valls, the man Hamon defeated in the PS primary, […]