Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Segolene Does Something Right

The first polls since Segolene Royal's primetime appearance are in, and looking good for her. She is now beating Sarkozy in the first round (29% to 28%) and losing by just two points with 49% in the second round. We'll still have to see how long lasting this bounce really is, but it has the potential to reignite what has been a very sorry campaign.

Despite the rosy news for Royal, the poll also confirms that she and Sarkozy will have to stay concerned with UDF candidate Francois Bayrou. Bayrou is now at 17%, and can easily rise higher if Segolene or Sarkozy stumbles. As shown just yesterday, Bayrou would beat either of the two major candidates in the second round.

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