The spirits continue to heat up.
With less than six months of the presidential election, Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen are competing to be the candidate of the nationalist right, capable of reaching the second round.
All the more so as a vast Ipsos study for Cevipof and
published on Friday
with a sample of 8,541 to 8,888 people sure to vote, places the polemicist (16%) ahead of Marine Le Pen (15%) in first round of the presidential election.
The putative candidate would find himself facing Emmanuel Macron (24%) in the second round.
All this, on the assumption that Xavier Bertrand (13%) would be the leader of the right.
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It is in this context that Marine Le Pen, traveling to Brussels to meet the Polish head of government Mateusz Morawiecki, appeared slightly annoyed during a press conference. "
Eric Zemmour has no chance of making it in the second round, I tell you at the same time by conviction and by experience
first explained the former president of the RN. Before criticizing his "
choice of provocation, (his) choice to put aside, even if it means despising a large category of French people
What will mean that he will not be President of the Republic is that when one aspires to be one, one aspires to be president of all French people, and not only of this famous bourgeoisie (...).which appears to be his electoral target.
Le Pen only has the working classes
Earlier today, Eric Zemmour was delighted with this new survey on BFMTV: “
It comforts me in my analysis.
I've been saying this for weeks.
The only chance to beat Emmanuel Macron is the alliance between the patriotic bourgeoisie and the popular classes.
(...) I am the only one to see a third of the popular electorate, and a third of the bourgeoisie.
"Before specifying that"
Marine Le Pen only has the working classes, she is locked up in a sort of worker-unemployed ghetto - they are quite acceptable people - but she does not affect the CSP + and the bourgeoisie.
Zemmour, the "silent majority"
At the same time, it was Marine Le Pen's niece, Marion Maréchal, who decided to stir the knife in the wound on Friday.
In an interview with the American conservative media Im1776, the director of the ISSEP affirms that “
Eric Zemmour represents the silent majority, which has been silent for too long.
" Zemmour embodies a major concern present in a majority of French: the fact that there is too much immigration, "
Clearly, his aunt no longer embodies him.
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In recent weeks, the RN candidate has seen competition on her own ideological ground. While Marine Le Pen had undertaken a veritable operation of “demonization” in recent years, or even of “trivialization” in recent months, the literary tour - with the appearance of an electoral campaign - by Eric Zemmour, with a more radical speech than that of the Member of the Pas-de-Calais, upset the whole strategy of the National Rally.
But despite the dynamic poll of the polemicist, Marine Le Pen does not intend to change strategy: “
I was elected at the head of the RN with a line that is very clear.
That of breaking with excesses, with excesses, perhaps with provocations.
To snatch my political family from this intoxication of groupuscularization.
I will not change my mind.
“Very clear message of rupture compared to the RN years of Jean-Marie Le Pen.