Sarkozy shortens distance to Hollande, who still wins in the polls
April 29, 2012
The socialist candidate François Hollande still up in the polls for the second round in France, but the current president, Nicolas Sarkozy, shortens the difference.
According to new data, published by the institute LH2, socialism would get 54% of the votes, and the current ruling party 46%.
However, the French media emphasize that this is a smaller gap than the one seen before. Hollande was ahead by 12 points against Sarkozy (56% vs. 44%) and now he is only by 8.
The French president usually speaks of his voters as people do not usually participate in the polls, so his election would turn the estimates.
LH2 highlights the curious division of the voters of Marine Le Pen, the ultra-conservative candidate, since, while 45% of voters prefers Sarkozy, 20% will vote for Hollande (who is far from maintaining these ideologies).