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    Left-wing voters massively tempted by Macron’s presidential vote

    Europe 1 with AFP
    11:07 am, October 28, 2021, modified at

    11:10 am, October 28, 2021

    According to a study published by the Jean-Jaurès Foundation, half of the potential voters of Yannick Jadot (EELV) and Anne Hidalgo (PS) and 41% of LFI supporters plan to vote Emmanuel Macron in the first round to block the far right . In the event of Eric Zemmour’s candidacy, the “useful vote” in favor of Emmanuel Macron is for example considered by 54% of voters declaring themselves for Yannick Jadot and by 57% of those leaning towards Anne Hidalgo.

    More than half of the potential voters of Yannick Jadot (EELV) and Anne Hidalgo (PS) and 41% of LFI supporters plan to vote Emmanuel Macron in the first round to block the far right, according to a study published by the Jean Foundation -Jaurès Thursday. For her study, Adélaïde Zulfikarpasic, director of BVA Opinion, relied on the results of a survey by this institute published at the end of September. In a context of strong voting intentions for the far right, she explains, what is at stake in the eyes of many left-wing voters is not “the presence for the moment very unlikely of a left-wing candidate for the second round, but the very presence of a candidate guarantor of the system and the institutions (not to say of democracy) “.

    In addition, his “management of the crisis” and “his support on the economic level” also play in favor of Emmanuel Macron, according to Adélaïde Zulfikarpasic. The useful vote in favor of Emmanuel Macron from the first round, “to block the extreme right” in the event of the candidacy of the polemicist Eric Zemmour, is envisaged by 54% of voters declaring themselves for Yannick Jadot and by 57% of those leaning towards Anne Hidalgo. Among LFI supporters, however a priori more to the left, it also reached a high level, 41%.

    The left should not be in the second round of the presidential election

    The study also underlines that 49% of the voters of Benoît Hamon (then PS) in 2017 are considering a vote for the outgoing president. For Adelaide Zulfikarpasic, this mechanism is “based on a central idea: that the left will not be able – in the current state of things – to figure in the second round of this presidential election”.

    The survey was conducted online on September 22 and 23, on a sample of 1,000 people, representative of the French population aged 18 and over, according to the quota method. Voting intentions do not constitute a forecast of the outcome of the ballot. They give an indication of the balance of power and dynamics on the day of the survey.

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