EU elite stunned after bombshell French poll shows Macron losing to Le Pen for first time

Emmanuel Macron’s leadership is crumbling according to a shock new poll in France released on Sunday. The French President would be neck-and-neck with his rival Marine Le Pen if voting took place today. The incredible polling result has put Mr Macron on edge, after he originally beat Ms Le Pen in a dramatic presidential run-off two years ago.

The Journal du Dimanche newspaper poll showed that Marine Le Pen would secure a whopping 28 percent of the vote in any scenario.

Emmanuel Macron would reach between 27 percent and 28 percent depending on the other candidates that ran in the race.

However, the French president would still be re-elected in the second round run-off against Ms Le Pen, winning 55 percent to 45 percent.

Mr Macron was elected in 2017 to a five-year term, so the next presidential election will take place in spring 2022.

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The French President has consistently struggled to regain the support he achieved during his election campaign.

This comes after a poll earlier in the week showed that more than half of French people were "disappointed" by French President. 

Fifty-five percent of those polled said they were “disappointed” by his actions as the French leader.

A massive eighty percent said the 41-year-old centrist had done nothing to improve their personal and financial situation.

There is also mounting concern that Mr Macron has “overstepped” the mark among EU officials.

Formerly a seen as an EU hero among Brussels officials, the French President is percieved to have overreach in recent decisions around EU personnel, Brexit and relations with Russia.

In each situation, he has acted without consultation with other European leaders. 

Charles Grant, director of the Center for European Reform, said: "The French think that they can act unilaterally without talking to everyone and get away with it, because they have a dynamic young leader with power and no one else does."

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