Latest French polls not quite as good for Macron as they were

April 29th, 2017

But he still leads by wide margin

The French election comes to its final round next weekend and the polls are showing a slight edge towards Le Pen though it is still very hard to see a pathway to victory for her.

What is intriguing is this Wikipedia analysis of how second round votes are splitting by what people did on the first round.

Clearly there are lot of voters yet to make up their minds and this is giving a touch of hope to Le Pen backers. Things are not as good as they were from Macron amongst supporters of the ultra left Melenchon as can be seen from the declining shares he’s picking up from this source.

Macron remains 87% favourite on Betfair which I think is good value.

Mike Smithson