Bloomberg French Poll of Polls: Le Pen’s Far Right Is in Front

(Bloomberg) -- Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally is in the lead less than two weeks away from the first round of France’s snap legislative election, according to Bloomberg’s poll of polls.

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The party was on 32.7% in Bloomberg’s composite as of Monday. A leftist alliance, called the New Popular Front, is second on 26.3%. The coalition, which brings together Socialists, Communists, Greens and the far-left France Unbowed, agreed on Friday to work together.

This pushes Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party and its allies into third place. In a bid to shore up the center, the French president has opted not to field candidates in more than 10% of seats, where he judges that moderates from either the center-right or the left would stand a better chance of keeping out the far right and far left.

This story was produced with the assistance of Bloomberg Automation.

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