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.
French presidential candidates Hollande and Sarkozy clash in television debate.
Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande go head-to-head in the only televised debate before Sunday's vote.
It would take almost all of those who backed Le Pen to switch to Sarkozy in order for him to win - and he’s not going to get them.