A new poll taken between March 2nd and 4th put Marine Le Pen out in front with 26.5 percent, Macron second with 25.5, Fillon at 18.5, and Hamon 14.
The survey of 1,822 registrants on the electoral roll over the age of 18 was taken this week and shows that Le Pen's rhetoric is on the money.
The fight against unemployment is by far the biggest challenge for any presidential candidate with 55 per cent of those questioned saying it's a major issue.
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The far-right has not been so high (in the polls) for more than 30 years
That has been closely followed by security and the fight against terrorism which 45 per cent of those polled believe is a driving factor in who will get their vote.
Other issues are way behind and Le Pen’s main rival Emmanuel Macron’s concern with climate change is almost laughably dismissed.
Former immigration lawyer Le Pen has been forthright with the electorate and is insisting that she will boost security in a nation weary from horrific terror attacks.
Macron is behind Le Pen in the polls after various gaffes
Unemployment rates have been stagnating in France for two years with 10 per cent of the population out of work and she has pledged to bring jobs.
However a major underlying factor is youth unemployment which is sitting at 23.6 per cent and is failing an entire generation.
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In the IFOP survey poll Marine Le Pen has increased her support once again and is more popular than Mr Macron in three separate age groups under 35, 35 to 49 and 50 to 64.
Mr Macron on the other hand is more popular with pensioners who are unlikely to be affected by unemployment but who are concerned about social security.
En Marche! candidate Macron has discussed the issue of climate change regularly on his campaign but it is only of concern to 10 per cent of the population.
That marks a significant blow to his campaign especially as he's pledged to work hard to tackle the global response to the threat of climate change via The Paris Agreement or Accord de Paris which was agreed in November last year.
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Respondents were not asked what they thought of the EU but there is growing anger after the French were forced to adopt the constitution despite 15 million people voting against it in 2005.
Yesterday Macron's campaign was also hit with a blow after current president and former ally Francois Hollande admitted Le Pen could win.
And he appeared to admit that her stance on leaving the EU and taking control of France's borders is helping to turn voters away from the left.
He said: "The far-right has not been so high (in the polls) for more than 30 years.
"France is aware that the vote on April 23 and May 7 will determine not only the fate of our country but also the future of the European project itself".
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