“France’s Tucker Carlson” Second In Presidential Poll

Agence France-Presse reports:

A poll in France suggested on Wednesday for the first time that far-right pundit Eric Zemmour would qualify for the second round of next year’s presidential election and eclipse traditional far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Some 17-18 percent of voters told Harris Interactive polling they would vote for Zemmour in the first round, compared with 15-16 percent for Le Pen.

This would mean he would advance to a second-round with President Emmanuel Macron, who was credited with 24-27 percent of voter intentions in the first round, set to be held on April 10.

Axios reports:

Zemmour, a writer and TV pundit sometimes compared to Tucker Carlson, was convicted in 2009 of inciting racial hatred and is an advocate of the “Great Replacement” theory popular among white supremacists — has yet to enter the race, but took a leave of absence from the French equivalent of Fox News.

He’s been an intellectual reference point for the far-right for many years on issues like national identity and gender roles, says Célia Belin of the Brookings Institution. “He’s very bright, he’s very knowledgeable, he has a passion for history, and like a good ideologue, he tweaks history to serve his own arguments.”