Manuel Valls considered ‘most presidential’: poll

first_imgFrench voters consider Manuel Valls the left’s “most presidential” candidate, according to a new poll published by Le Monde on Thursday.In a survey conducted among 15,000 voters ahead of the first round of left primaries on January 22, respondents said the former prime minister was the candidate who had “most proven his political effectiveness.”But asked to name the candidate who “really wants to change things” and “understands the problems facing people like us,” voters favored former Education Minister Benoît Hamon and left-wing firebrand and former Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg. More than 40 percent of those surveyed also said they considered Hamon most “likable,” followed by Montebourg, with Valls trailing at 23 percent.According to a BVA poll published by l’Express Wednesday, Valls would lose the primary by a small margin to Montebourg and Hamond. Also On POLITICO Curse of the French prime minister By Pierre Briançon French In the loop January 18: Le phénomène Macron et la gifle de Valls By Nicholas Vinocur and Pierre Briançonlast_img

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