PARIS Feb 10 Seven out of 10 French voters want
conservative presidential candidate Francoi Fillon to step down,
an opinion poll by Odoxa for France Info radio said on Friday,
as a scandal over alleged "fake work" for his wife continued to
weigh on his campaign.
Fillon has apologised to the French people over the way
hundreds of thousands of euros in taxpayers' money were paid to
his wife, but has denied that the work was fake and has said he
did nothing illegal.
He has vowed to continue his campaign, despite losing his
position as favourite to centrist rival Emmanuel Macron, and is
contesting the legitimacy of an official investigation into the
affair. The election is due to take place in April.
(Reporting by Andrew Callus)