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    French Presidential Campaign Enters Home Stretch

    Can you trust the polls? Front-runner Emmanuel Macron has extended his lead over far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen since Wednesday’s debate, with 62 percent of decided voters saying they’ll back him. It’s his best showing since the first round of voting narrowed the race to two candidates — but many, especially the far left, say they’ll simply abstain or turn in blank ballots rather than vote for either candidate. While that’s unlikely to upset the result, both are campaigning hard in the final hours before voters decide on Sunday.

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