Bayrou closes on third place in French 2012 race: poll

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  • Sunday, 11 Dec 2011

PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Francois Bayrou has almost doubled his support since saying on Wednesday he would run for office, a poll showed on Sunday, marking him out as a key figure both left and right will seek to woo in next year's election.

Bayrou, who proved surprisingly popular in the 2007 election, saw his backing jump six points to 13 percent of voter intentions in the first round of what will be a two-stage election, a LH2 poll for Yahoo showed.

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