According to an Opinionway poll released today, Marine Le Pen will get 26 per cent of the first round vote, compared with Emmanuel Macron on 23 per cent and Francois Fillon on 21 per cent.
Marine Le Pen would however be likely to lose in a second run off against either of the other two front runners. It is thought Macron would secure 61 per cent in the second round, with Fillon securing 58 per cent support.
The French establishment are however up to their dirty tricks by bringing what appears to be politically motivated charges against Marine Le Pen and her Chief of Staff and bodyguard, just before the elections.
The charges relate to an enquiry into fake jobs at the European Parliament that could see Ms Le Pen jailed for ten years. Catherine Griset, her Chief of Staff, was arrested on Wednesday along with Thierry Legier, Ms Le Pen’s bodyguard, who is nicknamed ‘The Gorilla’.
Marine Le Pen, who denies all allegations, immediately said the move was part of a ‘political dirty tricks’ campaign involving a corrupt judiciary and media.
Geert Wilders political campaigning in the Netherlands was also interrupted by government charges of inciting racial hatred being brought against him. Additionally, one of his security officers detailed to his protection, by the Dutch police, was found to be a security risk leaking information as to Wilder’s whereabouts.
The British Democrats wish both Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders the best of luck in the forthcoming elections and hope they are both able to beat the political motivated obstructions being thrown at them by their respective governments and political opponents.