Twenty per cent of those polled said they would move abroad if a candidate they do not like wins the presidential election and takes over the reins of power from outgoing president François Hollande in May.
In addition, eight per cent of voters said that they would “not hesitate” to leave France and head for a new life overseas, whilst 12 per cent said that they would “consider” leaving the country.
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Twenty per cent of French voters would move abroad if their favourite candidate loses the election
The French election campaign has been marred by scandal, and many French voters remain undecided on how to cast their ballot.
Presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s nationalist Front National party, is however still on course to come out on top in the election’s first round on April 23, an Ifop-Fiducial voting intentions poll for Paris Match, Cnews and Sud Radio published on Wednesday showed.
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The far-right chief is expected to garner 23.5 per cent of first-round votes, closely followed by independent centrist Emmanuel Macron, her nearest opponent, who would garner 22.5 per cent of the vote.
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But conservative candidate François Fillon and hard-left rebel Jean-Luc Mélenchon are both nipping at the two front-runners’ heels: the former is expected to garner 19 per cent of the vote and the latter 18.5 per cent.
The poll also showed Benoît Hamon, the Socialist party’s official candidate, trailing in fifth place with 8.5 per cent of first-round votes.
Candidate Marine Le Pen is on course to come out on top in the first round of votes on April 23
Ms Le Pen, for her part, has the highest certainty score, with 84 per cent of far-right voters sure of their choice.
Fillon voters were the second-most certain, with 80 per cent sure of their choice, followed by Mélenchon voters, 66 per cent, Macron voters, 65 per cent and Hamon voters, 55 per cent.
Mr Macron, however, is still expected to win power with 58.5 per cent of the vote to Mrs Le Pen’s 41.5 per cent.
A total of 1,000 registered voters were interviewed between March 22 and 23 for the Yougov poll.
While a total of 2,800 registered voters were interviewed between April 9 and 12 for the Ipsos-Fiducial poll.