French Voters Rejecting Mainstream for Far Left and Far Right

According to the latest French presidential polls, there is a virtual four-way tie at the top, promising a runoff election between the top two finishers in May.

And there’s a real chance that the two establishment candidates — centrist Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon — will be left out in the cold following the April 23 ballot. That would set up a titanic struggle between the anti-NATO, anti-EU, anti-immigrant Marine Le Pen and the former Trotskyite Jean-Luc Melenchon, who is also anti-NATO and wants a 100% tax on French incomes over 360,000 euros.