Bloomberg French Poll of Polls: Le Pen’s Group Bolsters Lead

(Bloomberg) -- Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally has cemented its lead ahead of the first round of France’s snap legislative election on Sunday, according to Bloomberg’s poll of polls.

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The party and its allies are on 36.2% in Bloomberg’s composite. A leftist alliance called the New Popular Front, bringing together Socialists, Communists, Greens and the far-left France Unbowed, is second on 28.3%. President Emmanuel Macron’s group is trailing on 20.4%.

Macron dissolved the National Assembly earlier this month and called a snap legislative vote after his group was trounced in European Parliament elections. The first round will be held on June 30, with a second on July 7.

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While the two-step ballot makes seat predictions tricky, projections by polling companies show the National Rally and its allies are on track to become the biggest group in the lower house of parliament.

This story was produced with the assistance of Bloomberg Automation.

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