Sarkozy seen as French election winner

20th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 20, 2007 (AFP) - French right-wing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy would sweep presidential elections with 53.5 percent of the votes in a second round run-off against Segolene Royal, according to a poll released Friday.

PARIS, April 20, 2007 (AFP) - French right-wing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy would sweep presidential elections with 53.5 percent of the votes in a second round run-off against Segolene Royal, according to a poll released Friday.

The survey of voting intentions for the May 6 second round put Royal, the socialist candidate, on 46.5 percent, assuming they both pass Sunday's first poll.

However, 13 percent of respondents who said they would vote in the run-off are still not sure who they would prefer, according to the Ipsos/Dell survey for mobile telecommunications operator SFR and Le Point magazine.

Sarkozy will likely top Sunday's first round with 30 percent of the votes, with Royal trailing at 23 percent, the centrist Francois Bayrou at 18 percent and far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen at 13 percent, according to the poll.

If there was a run-off between Sarkozy and Bayrou, the survey found, it is the latter who would win with 52 percent against 48 for Sarkozy.

The poll was carried out by telephone over Wednesday and Thursday among a representative sample of 1,209 registered voters.


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