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February 17, 2008

New French "American-esque" president sinking in polls.

From the February 7 edition of The Economist, here's one we missed: "The Unpopular President". Excerpt: "Mr Sarkozy ran for election last May on a promise to restore faith in politics, to rebuild French confidence and to get France back on track. Instead, nearly nine months into his presidency, a majority (55%) of the French have “a negative opinion” of him, according to LH2, a polling agency". Some of the complaints are policy-related; some are the "jet-set" thing.

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at February 17, 2008 05:23 PM

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