51% of French police to vote for Le Pen

Marine Le Pen has the overwhelming support of the French police, according to an IFOP poll released yesterday.

According to the survey, 51% of the Gendarmerie are planning to vote for her on Sunday – more than double the number of people who say they will be voting for her nearest rival, Emmanuel Macron (16.5%).

Unsurprisingly, for French security services, the most important issue for them heading into the election is security and the fight against terrorism, an issue France has struggled to get to grips with an appalling number of ISIS attacks in the country including the Bataclan massacre and the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo.

Marine Le Pen has made strong commitments to law and order in her manifesto, including pledges to provide 15,000 more police officers, deporting foreign criminals and closing extremist mosques, whilst implementing strong border controls.

To have such overwhelming support from the French security services speaks volumns as to what they think needs to be done to defend France against radical Islamic terrorism.