Friday, March 6, 2015

CSA Polling on Départementales: Armageddon Can Wait

The CSA has released a poll on the forthcoming départementale election. The Front National, as expected, claims almost 30% of the vote, but the "governmental right" (including the UDI-MoDem and "divers droite" gets 35, and the combined forces of the left get 33. In addition, FN voters do not seem particularly mobilized or energized by Marine Le Pen's rising fortunes to turn out for this particular election. Of course, it's best not to read too much into these predictions. Will this be a high-water mark for the FN or another step towards Armageddon? When I started this blog, I rarely commented on polls. A futile exercise, I thought. I still do, but every once in a while one has to stick a finger in the wind. The hurricane doesn't seem to have begun yet.

1 comment:

DavidinParis said...

Beware the calm before the storm. This hurricane, like the ones with wind and rain are eerily calm before they get going. Not to be a Cassandra, I have never seen France, more accurately, its citizens, more demoralized than now (spanning about 30 years of exposure on my part). No economic plan is in place, no real growth is occurring, and no bright future is in sight.
As someone who works with young French people (ages 25 to 35), it is odd to see so many who feel that all options are futile. The FN may be third in ranking, but only by by single digits...not good.