France: Sarkozy Leads by 2

Who would you vote for in the presidential election?

Mar. 17 Mar. 9 Feb. 23
Nicolas Sarkozy 26% 28% 28%
Ségolène Royal 24% 23% 28%
François Bayrou 22.5% 23% 17%
Jean-Marie Le Pen 14% 13% 11.5%
Olivier Besancenot 3% 3.5% 3%
Arlette Laguiller 3% 2% 2.5%
Marie-George Buffet 2% 2% 2.5%
José Bové 2% 1.5% 2%
Dominique Voynet 1.5% 1% 2%
Philippe de Villiers 1.5% 1% 2%
Frédéric Nihous 0.5% 1%
Gérard Schivardi 0.5%
Corinne Lepage n.a. 0.5% 0.5%
Nicolas Dupont-Aignant n.a. 1%

Run-Off Scenario

Mar. 17 Feb. 23 Feb. 15
Nicolas Sarkozy 51.5% 50.5% 53%
Ségolène Royal 48.5% 49.5% 47%

Source: Ifop / Le Journal du Dimanche
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 911 French registered voters, conducted on Mar. 16 and Mar. 17, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

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