Poll shows Putin's friend Le Pen losing French presidential runoff

18:30, 08 February 2017
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A daily opinion poll publication continued to show far-right leader Marine Le Pen losing the French presidential runoff on May 7, Reuters reports. 


The Opinionway poll, published on its website shortly before 11:00 GMT, showed Le Pen scoring 25% in a first-round vote set for April 23, with independent Emmanuel Macron on 22% and conservative Francois Fillon on 20% - scores that would put Macron into the runoff against Le Pen, according to Reuters.

Read alsoRussian media leap on French presidential candidate with rumors and innuendo - WPMacron would beat Le Pen 66% to 34% in the two-way runoff. Fillon, were he to make it instead of Macron, would beat Le Pen with a score of 62% versus her 38%.

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