For the first time, French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron polled higher than National Front leader Marine Le Pen for the April first round of France’s upcoming election. The right-wing candidate Francois Fillon is floundering over allegations that he paid his family more than EUR 1 million for phony jobs, and Fillon voters are going to Macron. A unified center-right probably would beat Le Pen and keep the European status quo. European markets turned around on the survey news after falling in response to yesterday’s pullback on Wall Street.