French president loses five confidence points

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19 November 2007, PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost five confidence points with the French public, according to a poll conducted during the first two days of an ongoing transport strike, CSA pollsters said Sunday.

19 November 2007

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost five confidence points with the French public, according to a poll conducted during the first two days of an ongoing transport strike, CSA pollsters said Sunday.

Sarkozy's five-point fall, to 51 percent, happened within a month, according to the poll conducted for i-Tele/Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui.

Polling group CSA called 959 people throughout the country on Wednesday and Thursday, asking them "Do you have confidence in or do you not have confidence in President Nicolas Sarkozy to effectively deal with the main problems in this country?"

When the same question was asked last month, 56 percent of those taking the poll said they trusted Sarkozy. Some 40 percent did not, while nine percent did not know.

Confidence in Prime Minister Francois Fillon dropped three points to 41 percent, while lack of confidence was at 43 percent, unchanged from October, according to the poll.

AFP

Subject: French news

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