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From my projections, I picked Macron 81 / 19 Le Pen in my polling place (Macron won big, 36%, in the first round, Le Pen got 7%).

I haven't seen the final numbers -- for some reason, they take hours to consolidate and publish the count we finished three hours ago -- But from the counting sheets I saw, she got less than that : about 13%. Macron about 81, and 6% "blancs".

The lesson I take from this, is that in an area where Le Pen has a low first-round score, her attractivity is lower than it is elsewhere (for example, a lower percentage of LR voters voted for her in my district than nationally)

All reinforces the fact that the FN vote is strongly socio-economic and territorial, and Macron, who certainly understands this, will need to do the opposite of his professed economic policies in order to turn it around.

How first-round votes migrated in the second round (Ipsos poll)

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by eurogreen on Sun May 7th, 2017 at 10:27:30 PM EST
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