Europe 1 with AFP 5:30 p.m., February 17, 2022

According to an Odoxa - Mascaret poll for L'Obs, Emmanuel Macron is still at the top of voting intentions ahead of Marine Le Pen.

Eric Zemmour is still third, ahead of a Valrie Pécresse who seems to be paying for her highly criticized meeting. 

LR presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse retreats Thursday in an Odoxa - Mascaret poll for L'Obs *, where Marine Le Pen remains firmly attached to her second place behind Emmanuel Macron.

Her meeting on Sunday in Paris where she seemed uncomfortable and gave her speech in a forced tone seems to be expensive: Valérie Pécresse drops to 12%, or 7 points less than in December after her investiture by LR.

Marine Le Pen consolidates its position as main rival

Ahead of her, Marine Le Pen consolidates her place as Emmanuel Macron's main rival for the second round with 18%, up slightly (+1 point) over two months.

The head of state, who has still not declared himself a candidate for re-election, remains well ahead with 24.5% (+0.5 pt) at this stage.

In third position, the candidate Reconquête!

Eric Zemmour also goes up, slightly, collecting 14% of voting intentions (+2 pts), according to this poll.


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Mélenchon is on the heels of Valérie Pécresse

On the left, Jean-Luc Mélenchon (11%) is on the heels of Valérie Pécresse and would remain the only left-wing candidate with more than 10% against scattered competitors: the ecologist Yannick Jadot collects 5%, the communist Fabien Roussel 4.5% , Christiane Taubira 3% and socialist Anne Hidalgo 2%.

In the second round, Emmanuel Macron would win in all the configurations tested: against Le Pen (56%-44%), Pécresse (59%-41%) and Zemmour (66%-34%).

*Survey carried out from February 15 to 16 with a representative sample of 2,010 French people aged 18 and over, including 1,799 registered on the electoral lists, according to the quota method.

The voting intentions shown in this report are based on registered persons planning to vote and having expressed an intention to vote, ie 1,357 individuals in the 1st round and between 995 and 1,103 individuals according to the 2nd round hypothesis.

Margin of error from 1.2 to 3.1 points depending on the target score.

Voting intentions do not constitute a forecast of the outcome of the ballot.

They give an indication of the balance of power and dynamics on the day of the survey.