Sarkozy Closes Gap on Hollande

Looks like Sarko is in it to win it. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is picking up steam in his race to catch up to socialist rival François Hollande, a new poll showed Monday, giving the incumbent 47 percent of the vote. That’s only a 1 percent increase over a poll taken after first-round elections a week ago, but it may show a gain in momentum for the president as the two candidates scramble for every vote. Poll data show that Sarkozy is gaining support from centrists, picking up voters who chose François Bayrou in the first round of the election.