Politico: France’s far-right can score record in European elections – poll

A new poll shows that the French far-right is well positioned to achieve its best ever result in European Parliament (EP) elections.

European Parliament BrusselsPhoto: Inquam Photos / George Călin

The far-right National Assembly (RN) led by MEP Jordan Bardella could receive 33% of the votes, and the Reconquête (“Reconchista”) formation is rated with 6%, according to the survey carried out by the consulting firm Portland Communications and made available political.

Which means RN is way ahead of the Ensemble center alliance! which also includes President Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party, a coalition rated at a pitiful 14%.

The survey was conducted online at the end of January – when France was in the midst of large-scale farmers’ protests – on a “nationally and politically representative sample” of 1,034 people, Rador Radio Romania quotes.

The survey was repeated on similar sample sizes in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, with similar results.

The far right is expected to advance significantly everywhere, except in Poland, where Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s liberal Civic Coalition is rated with 35% of the vote.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is expected to get 17% of the vote, up from 11% in 2019.

“The EU is heading into these elections with deeply pessimistic citizens,” said the company’s director, Victoria Dean, stating that voters are “concerned about difficult issues to solve.”

In France, Germany, Italy and Poland, the crisis of the standard of living is in the first place in the concerns of the electorate, while in the Netherlands it is the housing crisis.

At a very close distance, immigration ranks second in voters’ priorities, in France, Germany and the Netherlands. In Italy and Poland, the second place is occupied by medical assistance.

In all countries except Poland, people are dissatisfied with the direction in which their state is headed.

France and Germany – which have centre-right and centre-left governments – have the highest proportion of dissatisfied people, with 68% and 66% respectively saying their country is “on the wrong track”.

In all five countries, respondents said they would vote based on domestic rather than European political considerations – a common occurrence in European elections, where debates tend to focus on national issues.

The Germans are the ones who vote in the highest proportion guided predominantly by pan-European considerations – but those are only 15%.

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