Poll shows Macron winning French presidential vote after tighter first round

PARIS (Reuters) - A BVA opinion poll on Friday showed the first round of France's presidential election was becoming harder to call, but centrist Emmanuel Macron was seen easily beating far-rightist Marine Le Pen in the second.

The BVA-Salesforce poll showed Macron's first-round share of the vote down two percentage points in a week at 23 percent, with Le Pen also at 23 percent having lost one point.

Leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon gained four points to 19 percent, on a par with conservative Francois Fillon, whose score was unchanged.

Macron was seen winning the second round with 61 percent, up one point, versus Le Pen's 39 percent.

(Reporting by Myriam Rivet and Ingrid Melander; editing by John Stonestreet)

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