An IFOP poll published this evening shows Nicolas Sarkozy is now just 4% behind Francois Hollande: 52-48%.
He has gained two points in 24 hours - and the gap is now within the margin of error.
It seems the late momentum is all with Sarkozy. It seems the public responded well to his 'presidential' debating style versus the more aggressive Hollande.
Supporters of the French presidential candidate Francois Hollande gathered at a rally in Toulouse in southern France today.
The Socialist party leader is ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy in opinion polls by six to 10 points. Both leaders are battling for votes ahead of Sunday's decisive runoff election.
An extraordinary number of young people have been marching for the Far right in Paris, despite French Far right leader Marine Le Pen coming in third place in the first round of voting on April 22.
The current French president Nicolas Sarkozy has delivered a speech in Paris for an election rally, before the deciding vote on May 6.
Supporters of France's far-right National Front party are celebrating their traditional "Joan of Arc Day" rally in Paris. The party leader Marine Le Pen addressed the crowd telling supporters to make up their own minds about who to vote for in the May 6th election run off.
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has told supporters to vote as they wish in this weekend's presidential elections saying: "You are free citizens". She chose not to endorse Nicholas Sarkozy, but stopped short of urging her supporters to do the same.