Le Pen GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER to Macron in latest polls

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Marine Le Pen is gaining ground in the second round of the French presidential race according to the latest polls.

An Opinionway-Orpi poll published on Thursday for Les Echos and Radio Classique showed Mrs Le Pen would receive 41 percent of the vote in the runoff election on May 7 – up two percentage points in two days.

Mr Macron’s score dropped below the 60 per cent mark to 59 percent for the first time.

Mrs Le Pen is viewed to be France’s equivalent of Donald Trump, and if that is anything to go by the polls may not be 100% accurate!

However, another poll by Ifop-Fiducial for Paris Match, CNews and Sud Radio – also published on Thursday – showed the independent centrist’s victory was still very much guaranteed.

The poll showed him winning the second round runoff with 60.5 percent of the vote to Mrs Le Pen’s 39.5 per cent.

Macron is seen to be a political novice compared to Le Pen’s years of experience leading the Front National, from which she recently stood down as leader in an attempt to improve her image with French voters.

Macron has the backing of many European and world leaders, not to mention supernational organisations such as the European Union.

The establishment is hoping for a secure Macron victory, and anything else could potentially be catastrophic for the future of the European Union.

Many voters who support Le Pen are from urban areas, outside of the major cities.

People have a sense of being left behind by the establishment and Macron benefits from this though in cities with high populations where his support is strongest.