France: Sarkozy Lead Shrinks

Who would you vote for in the presidential election?

Mar. 8 Mar. 1 Feb. 15
Nicolas Sarkozy 27% 31% 33%
Ségolène Royal 25.5% 25.5% 26%
François Bayrou 23% 18.5% 12%
Jean-Marie Le Pen 12% 12% 13%
Olivier Besancenot 4% 3% 3.5%
Arlette Laguiller 2.5% 2% 2%
José Bové 1.5% 2% 3%
Marie-George Buffet 1.5% 3.5% 2.5%
Philippe de Villiers 1.5% 1% 2.5%
Dominique Voynet 1% 1% 1%
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan 0.5% 1%
Corinne Lepage 0.5%

Run-off scenario

Mar. 8 Mar. 1 Feb. 15
Nicolas Sarkozy 52% 54% 55%
Ségolène Royal 48% 46% 45%

Source: TNS-Sofres / Unilog
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews with 1,000 French adults, conducted on Mar. 7 and Mar. 8, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

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