|Marine Le Pen, a French existentialist.|
by Daniel Barge
“Only 14% of people surveyed by Ifop, a leading market research company, said that they would vote for Hollande if the presidential elections were held this week, compared to 29% for Le Pen. 26% of respondents said they would vote for former president Nicolas Sarkozy if he were to be selected as the candidate for the UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) party. Sarkozy announced his intention to challenge Hollande for the presidency in the 2017 election in September.” Newsweek
With the French economy rapidly going down the toilet and nothing being done to counter the colonization of the country by Third Worlders (besides the economy going down the toilet), it is not at all remarkable that Marine Le Pen is twice as popular as the incumbent, which is the way the mass media is spinning this poll. Rather, it is actually shocking that Hollande, and the creeping death of France that his Presidency represents, is still half as popular as the one mainstream option available to start dealing with France’s very real existential problem.
Le Pen and the Front National are far from perfect, but a win for her party would push French politics firmly in the right direction. Unfortunately such a result is unlikely at the next Presidential election, which is scheduled to be held in April and May 2017.
The elimination of Hollande in the first round, which is extremely likely based on these figures, would just unite the Left, Centre-Left, and Centre-Right vote behind the candidacy of whoever the Centre-Right UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) ultimately chooses as its candidate, whether former President Sarkozy, former Prime Minister Alain Juppé, or someone else. Sarkozy and Juppé are polling at around 26-28%.
To have any real hope of being elected French President in 2017, Le Pen will have to start polling consistently in the high 40s. It’s shocking that she isn’t there already.