RikH 5pts Fully agree with celtic wisdom, likely a low turn out caused the below poll result. Same btw as in Holland last week, the populist parties Wilders plus Socialists had relatively poor results because of the turn out.Probably wise for elections that count (are interesting for not locals like ourselves) FN will still be 30ish. Which means little has to go wrong with the traditionals to get a surprise result at least as things look now.Also looks like populist like LePen are there to stay and have become a serious factor as a realistic candidate for the job as well as via influencing the programms of the traditionals. Hollande is a complete disaster for his party and should be replaced were it not impossible in the French system. Sarko on one hand needed to keep the right together on the other simply irritates way too many potential voters. The latter is likely to get worse when he gets more publicity if he becomes the frontrunner or something close. Interesting times. Next election will likely be decided on negative choices, voting for a candidate as the alternatives are more crap.