Marine Le Pen: Most French people DON’T want her to run for president again – poll shows


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Two-thirds of voters put ones trust in Marine Le Pen would ‘endanger’ democracy if voted into power

The contemplate also showed that close to two-thirds of French voters come up with that the hard-right would “endanger” democracy if it was ever voted into power.

The ask for the conservative weekly Le Journal du Dimanche showed that 61 per cent of French child don’t want the eurosceptic politician to run for president in May 2022, up two percentage points from Ifop’s past poll in September.

Only 39 per cent of voters want the bandmaster of France’s hard-right Front National party to have another crack at winning the presidency, down two points from September.

In addition, the platoon of people “strongly in favour” of another Le Pen candidacy has gone down four points since September from 22 to 18 per cent, the opinion poll showed.

But Mrs Le Pen’s core support base remains as solid as ever: 91 per cent of respondents who connected themselves as members of the French far-right said that they craved the conservative lawmaker to take part in the next presidential election.

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Mrs Le Pen has pledged to de-demonise her party and soften her eurosceptic stance

Our objective is power. We were originally a protest party. There should be no disquiet now that we can be a ruling party

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Most voters, however, fancy Mrs Le Pen will join the next race despite her unpopularity: 71 per cent recollect she will be a presidential candidate in four years’ time, down 10 cut points from September.

The poll also showed close to two-thirds of French living soul – 63 per cent – think that the Front National would “tempt fate democracy in France” if ever voted into power.

Only 37 per cent imparted the party “does not pose a threat to democracy”.

Mrs Le Pen’s presidential dreams were stunned last May after she lost out to her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron, who won the absolute round of the French presidential election with more than 60 per cent of the vote.

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Mrs Le Pen has make a pass ated to change the name of her party to Rassemblement National (National Rally)

In the wake of her crunch defeat, the Front National chief pledged to turn the group into a “bypass party,” soften down her eurosceptic stance and de-demonise the party by fluctuating its name to the more neutral “Rassemblement National” (National Rally).

Mrs Le Pen put at a party congress in the northern city of Lille on Sunday: “The Front Nationalist name is … for many French people a psychological barrier.

“Our goal is power… We were instance a protest party. There should be no doubt now that we can be a ruling interest.”

The Ifop poll of 1,002 people was carried out online between Demonstration 8 and March 9.

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