The Front National (FN) leader would beat her four main rivals to win the first round on April 23 with a score of 27 per cent, according to a survey of voting intentions from Opinionway.


Le Pen


The controversial politician, who has vocally opposed France’s membership of the European Union, would then move through to the two-way run-off against either independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon.


With nine weeks to go to the first round, it was still not clear whether Macron, a centrist, or Fillon, a former conservative prime minister, would go through to the knockout against Le Pen.


The two men are tied on 20 percent each in the first round, according to Monday’s poll.




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