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Poll: French Say Le Pen Would Do a 'Better Job' Tackling Migration than Macron

French are rapidly losing confidence in Emmanuel Macon

 on 9th February 2019 @ 2.00pm
french are rapidly losing confidence in emmanuel macon © press
French are rapidly losing confidence in Emmanuel Macon

As France continues to face issues surrounding mass migration a poll as having revealed that the majority of French think populist National Rally leader Marine Le Pen would do a 'better job' dealing with it than resident Emmanuel Macron.

Elabe took the poll and released on Wednesday, revealed that the French are rapidly losing confidence in Macon.

The survey, which was conducted by Elabe and released on Wednesday, asked people if they thought Le Pen or Macron would do better on migration issues, according to BFMTV.

54 percent of french believe le pen would tackle illegal migration much better than the french president © press
54 percent of French believe Le Pen would tackle illegal migration much better than the French President.

According to the poll, 54 percent of French believe Le Pen would tackle illegal migration much better than the French President.

On the subject of tackling crime and delinquency, Le Pen also scored 52 percent.

Breitbart reports: The results come after Macron declared earlier this week at a town hall in the suburbs of Essonne that “We are living in a world of mass migration,” adding: “I do not believe at all in the people who would build walls, because walls do not work.”

Le Pen narrowly lost to Macron on the topic of terrorism in the survey with 48 percent believing the populist leader would do a better job while 51 percent said she would not.

Emmanuel Macron has warned French citizens not to be “deceived” by allegations Europe could stem the flow because border walls “don’t work.”

The populist scored the lowest in comparison to Macron on environmental issues at 27 percent and grappled to find support on economic issues such as taxes and employment.

The National Rally and Macron’s La République En Marche! (Republic on the Move/LREM) Are both seen as contenders to place first in the May European Parliament elections.

a poll earlier this year revealed that just 25  percent said they were happy with macron s government © press
A poll earlier this year revealed that just 25% percent said they were happy with Macron's government

In terms of popularity, a recent YouGov poll showed Macron and Le Pen nearly neck and neck at 21 and 20 percent respectively.

Le Pen, who is a supporter of the Yellow Vest movement, has also been building partnerships with other populists across Europe ahead of the EU elections.

The alliance includes populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini as the pair announced the formation of a “freedom front” last year at a meeting in Rome.

Minister Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen have formed a "Freedom Front" to unite populist parties ahead of European Parliament elections.

Last November, a poll from the Institut Français D’opinion Publique (IFOP) revealed French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party Republic on the Move (LREM) plummeted to 19%, while Marine Le Pen's right-wing Rassemblement National (RN, formerly National Front) soared to 21%, according to Euractiv.

Another poll from January this year, which was conducted by Odoxa and Dentsu Consulting for France Info and Le Figaro, revealed that just 25% percent said they were happy with Macron's government.

The figures reveal as drop popularity for the French President when compared to the April 2018 poll which showed just 59 percent of unhappy citizens, according to France Info.

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