Here comes a FREXIT?
Pollsters and pundits said Le Pen had “no chance” to win the upcoming French elections…
— The Independent (@Independent) November 16, 2016
Following in the footsteps of BREXIT and Trump, perhaps the pollsters should rethink their methods.
…today we learned that contrary to previous polls, the leader of National Front leader Marine – the person whose surge in the past few years has been most equated to the French populist revolt that has taken place in the UK and US – has taken a commanding lead in the latest French presidential election poll.
As the Independent writes in “Marine Le Pen takes huge lead over nearest rival in new French presidential election poll“, according to the latest, Nov. 20, Ipsos poll, Le Pen had 29% of the vote when pitted against Nicolas Sarkozy, who was eight points behind, and held a 15-point lead over the Parti de Gauche’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the poll released by Ipsos, which analysed five scenarios with different frontrunners.
France, Ipsos poll:
Le Pen (FN-ENF): 29%
Sarkozy (LR-EPP): 21%
Mélenchon (FG-LEFT) 14%
Valls (PS-S&D): 14%… https://t.co/ZCFxaXtq2z
— Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) November 20, 2016
Here is some additional analysis on the rise of Le Pen from Fox News…