According to the poll, 31% of voters want Socialist Segolene Royal to win, with 29% each wanting Sarkozy and Bayrou to win. It would logically follow that each would gather a roughly equivalent amount of votes in first round polls, but with Sarkozy far in the lead and Bayrou trailing, that is certainly not the case.
In other random Royal news, a Turkish paper says that during an interview with an Armenian magazine, Segolene Royal said that:
"Turkey should make progress about recognizing its crimes in the past. If I win the election, my official opinion for foreign affairs will be making the denial of genocide a crime...Turkey should recognize its crimes in the past to become a member of EU."
Royal has been the only major candidate open to Turkish entry into the EU, a position which outgoing President Jacques Chirac also shares.
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