MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the survey, statistics for Melenchon improved by 3.5 percent in two weeks, rising from 13.5 percent, recorded by the pollster on March 23.
So far, Melenchon is only 1 percent behind The Republicans' candidate Francois Fillon, who is set to gain support of 18 percent of French voters.
Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron is leading the presidential race with 25 percent of votes, while far-right politician Marine Le Pen is projected to receive 24 percent of votes.
In comparison to the previous Harris Interactive poll conducted two weeks ago, both Macron and Le Pen lost 1 percentage each, while Fillon's positions remained unchanged.
The first round of the French presidential elections will take place on April 23, while the run-off between the top two contenders is scheduled for May 7.