Campaigning in the French presidential election ends tonight as far-right candidate Marine Le Pen continued to close the gap on Emmanuel Macron.
President Macron’s popularity is slipping this morning with a shock poll by a Brazilian firm placing Le Pen ahead of the incumbent head of state.
Atlas Politico suggested a 50.5% share of the vote for her in the crucial second round compared to 49.5% for Mr Macron.
Macron visited a market in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris this morning after a radio appearance
There are fears in the Macron camp of Marine Le Pen’s chances (pictured at a rally yesterday)
And a YouGov poll published shortly before midday showed Le Pen gaining 3 points to a 49 percent total against Macron’s 51 percent.
The OpinionWay poll of polls, meanwhile, shows Mr Macron on 26% in the 12-candidate first round, compared to 22% for Ms Le Pen.
Mr Macron would then go on to win the second round, they found, but only with 53% of the vote compared to 47% for Ms Le…