France

Sarkozy slips back


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Incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy has slipped back in a new poll published by LH2 for Yahoo.

The poll shows Sarkozy on 23% in a first round compared with 26% in a similar poll conducted in mid Febraury. Fran├žois Hollande, the Socialist candidate, is on 30.5%, down 1.5% on the same poll last month.

Marine Le Pen remains the third placed candidate, but she has gone up 1% to 15% and has been joined by Fran├žois Bayrou who has jumped 2% and is also on 15%.

In a likely second round Hollande would take 58% and Sarkozy 42% according to the poll.

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