France: Sarkozy and Royal Tied

Which candidate would you support in the first round of the presidential election?

Mar. 24 Mar. 17 Mar. 10
Nicolas Sarkozy 27% 29% 28%
Ségolène Royal 27% 26% 26%
François Bayrou 20% 22% 22%
Jean-Marie Le Pen 12% 12.5% 13.5%
Olivier Besancenot 3% 2.5% 2%
Arlette Laguiller 2.5% 1% 2%
Marie-George Buffet 2% 2% 2.5%
Frédéric Nihous 2% 1%
José Bové 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
Philippe de Villiers 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
Dominique Voynet 1% 1% 1%
Gérard Schivardi 0.5%

Run-Off Scenarios Sarkozy v. Royal

Mar. 24 Mar. 17 Mar. 10
Nicolas Sarkozy 51% 52% 52%
Ségolène Royal 49% 48% 48%

Sarkozy v. Bayrou

Mar. 24 Mar. 17
François Bayrou 60% 57%
Nicolas Sarkozy 40% 43%

Source: Louis-Harris / RMC
Methodology: Interviews with 1,004 French adults, conducted on Mar. 23 and Mar. 24, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

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