I guess this topic should be prefaced by FWIW. Interesting because current polling of 98.6 degree F Real Intelligence entities show le Pen winning the 16 way first round of the French election but losing the 2 candidate final by as much as 2 to 1.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/15/marin...kant-says.html

from the article:

Arun Kant, chief executive and chief investment officer at Singapore-based investing firm Leonie Hill Capital, told CNBC he expected the right-wing populist to prevail thanks to his firm's proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) system's analysis of troves of data.

His analysis ó which he said incorporates inputs such as social and traditional media discussions, polling, economics and demographics ó predicts that Le Pen will "walk over" her opponents in the first electoral test and then prove most forecasters wrong and steal the lead in the second ballot, Kant said.

"If she wins the first round, this dynamic will change," he said, noting the similarities between the populist appeal of Le Pen and President Donald Trump.