Faced with the withering of the polls for his current majority, Emmanuel Macron entered the track, multiplying the interventions and exits, as in Gaillac Thursday morning, at the gendarmerie brigade.

The President met there with members of groups working against domestic violence, narcotics, and in the wine-growing sector, who presented their means of intervention to him, before an exchange in the afternoon with the few 500 inhabitants of the commune of Puycelsi.

Gaillac will host one of the 200 new gendarmerie brigades (three in the Tarn) to be deployed throughout the territory as part of the future orientation and programming law of the Ministry of the Interior (LOPMI), a device announced in Nice during the presidential campaign and to which Mr. Macron must in particular return.

These new brigades “will offer residents public services such as the filing of complaints or the reception of victims and will strengthen the presence of law enforcement in peri-urban and rural areas”, explains the Elysée.

After a visit to Clichy-sous-Bois on Wednesday on the theme of sport, the Head of State “wants to show that he is not letting go of anything either on the far right or the far left, whether on the of youth or that of security”, argues an adviser.

– “He will eat your children” –

But his camp also hopes from Mr. Macron a call for mobilization, seeing participation as the “key” to the ballot, according to a minister who has carefully observed the breakthrough of the united left under the banner of Nupes (LFI, PS , EELV, PCF) during the first round of elections for French nationals living abroad last Sunday.

A “sampling” which “prefigures” the scenario for Sunday, predicts the same minister, “with a settling” of the majority “compared to 2017”, before a 2nd round which promises to be “very battled” (sic), “constituency by constituency”, “including where (the leader of LFI) Jean-Luc Mélenchon scored high in the first round of the presidential election”.

The “totally flat encephalogram” until then of the balance of power succeeds in fact “a beginning of dynamics rather in favor of the Nupes and an erosion of Together! (LREM, the Modem, Horizons and Agir)”, underlines Brice Teinturier , Deputy Director of Ipsos.

An Ipsos Sopra Steria poll published on Thursday shows that Nupes, up slightly to 28%, would be ahead of the Macronists (27%) in voting intentions. If Together! is credited with 260 to 300 seats, it has no certainty of obtaining an absolute majority of 289 seats, while Nupes could win 175 to 215 seats.

Brice Teinturier however underlines “the fragility” of these projections: “everything depends on the transfers” of votes between the two towers, with “40 to 50 seats (which) can rip from one block to another”, he puts in keep.

The executive continues to focus its attacks on Jean-Luc Mélenchon, like Mr. Macron who on Wednesday castigated his recent harsh criticism of the police.

“Do you want order in the street, or do you want (…) a political leader who wants to be Prime Minister tomorrow and would indict” the police? Aurore asked voters Bergé, deputy president of the LREM group at the National Assembly, Thursday on Cnews.

On Wednesday, Mr. Mélenchon joked about “the panic on board” of the macronie. “Be afraid, Mélenchon is aggressive, he will eat your children,” he said.

Caught in the trap of the match between the executive and the left, the National Rally is trying to make its way.

Before going to a market in Agde (Hérault) on Thursday, Marine Le Pen, RN candidate in Pas-de-Calais, joked about Mr. Macron’s visit to Tarn. “He can put his feet to the wall before the elections” but he has “zero credibility” on security, she argued.

Eric Zemmour, Reconquest candidate! in the Var, he took it on BFMTV and RMC from Jean-Luc Mélenchon who “turned into a rapper who sings fuck the police”.