Macron in a 14-point lead over Le Pen
The incumbent president widens the lead over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to 14 percentage points.
A survey published on Friday showed that French President Emmanuel Macron has widened his lead over the far-right Marine Le Pen to 14 points.
Just two days ahead of the elections, a poll conducted by OpinionWay and Kea Partners for Les Echos and Radio Classique among 2,329 people from April 20-22 found that 57% would vote for Macron and 43% for Le Pen.
In the first round, Macron finished with a less than 5% lead ahead of Le Pen, but the third-place candidate Jean Luc Melenchon of the far left urged his supporters to vote against Le Pen, while most other candidates supported Macron.
The survey found that 54% of Melenchon's electorate planned to vote for Macron, and 23% for Le Pen. Macron may also garner 65% of conservative votes, while Le Pen may win 20% of their votes. The far-right Eric Zemmour may also have his voters split 88% for Le Pen and 6% for Macron.