Sarkozy Running THIRD In French Polling

Marine Le Pen

When the Harris Interactive poll of a hypothetical French presidential  “primary” election was published, the reaction among insiders was: the books were cooked

The poll, it was said, was constructed in such a way as to insure a headline-generating outcome:  National Front Party Leader Marine Le Pen Leads!

You can read the details of this alleged Harris Interactive conspiracy here

However, a second poll has just been released and the news for Nicolas Sarkozy is arguably worse.  Marine Le Pen still leads.  Dominique Strauss-Kahn, currently head of the IMF and the Socialist Party’s strongest candidate, runs second.  President Sarkozy runs third.

The rise of Marine Le Pen, whose father founded the far-right National Front Party, has been widely derided  by seasoned observers of French politics.  But she keeps on rising.

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