An Ipsos poll released Sunday places Ms Le Pen’s anti-Muslim migration populist-right party on 22%, ahead of Mr Macron’s progressive La République En Marche! (LREM/Republic on the Move) which is at 21.5%. In third place is the right-leaning establishment Republicans at a distant 13.5%.
Breitbart Two other recent polls also put Ms Le Pen’s party in the lead: an Ifop-Fiducial survey published Friday puts National Rally on 23 per cent, LREM on 21.5 per cent; and an OpinionWay poll published Thursday puts the populists on 24 per cent followed by Macron’s party on 21 per cent.
Populist, patriotic parties are expected to make major gains in the EU-wide parliamentary elections between May 23rd and 26th. Populists on Course to Become Largest French Party in EU Parliament Election
The UK’s Brexit Party has been holding first place for a number of weeks and is maintaining a comfortable lead, the latest YouGov poll placing the Nigel Farage-founded party at 30 per cent, followed by Labour at 21 per cent, and the Tory Party at 13 per cent.
While in Italy, populist deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has found his right-wing League party topping the Index Research poll, published last week, at 32.8 per cent. The League’s anti-establishment governing coalition partner the Five Star Movement (M5S) is at 22 per cent, and the left-wing Democratic Party is in third with 20.5 per cent.
Ms Le Pen has been making the rounds in Europe, promoting the populist supergroup of parties hailing from Germany, Austria, Sweden, and others including Mr Salvini’s League party. Salvini’s policies that brought down mass illegal migrant sea landings by 80 per cent in just one year.
Ms Le Pen described these fronts during a campaign rally in Prague in late April, where she said, “Federalists, EU supporters, want the dilution of the Nations for the benefit of an oligarchy of civil servants and experts. On the other side, there are the Patriots of all countries — us!”
Nationalists are joining together just in time to tear the European Union apart.