According to a recent poll for RTL and Orange released on Friday, 31 percent of the respondents viewed Le Pen's suggestions vis-a-vis battling terrorist threats as relevant and effective. However, her confidence rates over the matter is still lower than that of French President Emmanuel Macron, her likely opponent in 2022 presidential elections.
The survey also found that 26 percent of those polled consider voting for Le Pen as the head of the country.
Le Pen's outspoken comments came after French history teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded by an 18-year-old teenager of Chechen origin outside Paris after showing cartoons of prophet Mohammad to his students, which caused anger among Muslim parents. The killing greatly stirred the nation, prompting widespread dismay over the rising "Islamist threat". Amid the national grief, Le Pen urged the authorities to expel foreigners advocating radical Islamism from France and strip them of their French citizenship.