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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Doubts About the Polls
One week from the first round Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, a television journalist well-known in France for attracting bizarre controversies, has made some new controversial statements.
"I remember, in 2002, questioning Lionel Jospin on this topic, on Wednesday, and I said: 'Isn't there a danger?' He looked at me wide-eyed: 'No, that's not possible, what are you talking about?' He should have been mobilizing. So anything is possible and I think that Marine Le Pen is not exactly in the polls today where she will be in a week."
A reminder that Socialist Lionel Jospin lost the first round in 2002, and Jean-Marie Le Pen won. Le Pen later lost in the second round to Jacques Chirac, who won over the immigrant votes.
A repeat scenario is possible, with Marine facing off against François Hollande in the second round, with a big participation from immigrants, feminists, homosexuals, Communists, and possibly even prisoners who have asked to be released on election day to vote!
I repeat what I have said in other posts: for Marine to win the election she needs Sarkozy's voters.
English Wikipedia has an interesting article on Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, known familiarly as PPDA. (If you get an error message, try waiting a few seconds for a correction.)