The president of the Hauts-de-France region is only one point ahead in the first round over the candidate of the National Rally.
Xavier Bertrand is leading the race. Since the launch of his campaign, the ex-LR president of the Hauts-de-France region has been in first place in terms of voting intentions in the first and second rounds, for the regional elections to be held on June 20 and 27. But the gap between the former Minister of Labor, also a candidate for the presidential election of 2022 and his main opponent, the candidate of the National Rally Sébastien Chenu, seems to be narrowing.
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According to an Opinion Way poll for CNews published Monday, May 31, in the first round, Xavier Bertrand (supported by LR and the UDI) is leading the voting intentions with 33%. But he is only one point ahead of Sébastien Chenu (32%). The left-wing union list (LFI, PC, PS, EELV) led by environmentalist Karima Delli is in third place, with 17% of the vote. The LREM / MoDeM / Agir candidate, Laurent Pietraszewski, capped at only 11% of the voting intentions. Follow José Evrard (Debout la France, 4%), Alexandre Audric (citizens’ party, 2%) and Eric Pecqueur (Lutte Ouvrière, 1%).
A short header in the second round
In the second round, in the event of a quadrangular, the president of the region would succeed in winning by a short head with 36% of the votes against 34% for Sébastien Chenu. Karima Delli would get 19% and Laurent Pietraszewski 11%.
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In the event of withdrawal from the list led by the Secretary of State for Pensions and Occupational Health, Xavier Bertrand would keep his seat as president of the region more easily: 44% of those polled would vote for him, against 35% for Sébastien Chenu and 21% for Karima Delli.
*The OpinionWay survey was conducted among a sample of 1,048 people registered on the electoral rolls in Hauts-de-France, from a sample of 1,126 people representative of the regional population aged 18 and over, according to the quota method. The interviews were carried out by self-administered online questionnaire from May 26 to 29, 2021. The margin of error is 1.5 to 3 points.