Most French say media report too much on Sarkozy's private life

23rd January 2008, Comments 0 comments

More than nine out of 10 French adults believe that the media accord too much importance to the private life of the President

More than nine out of 10 French adults believe that the media accord too much importance to the private life of President Nicolas Sarkozy, according to a poll published Wednesday in the daily La Croix.

In the poll, which was conducted by TSN-Sofres, 93 per cent of respondents said too much media space was devoted to Sarkozy's private life. Only 1 per cent said that French media did not report enough about the president's personal affairs.

In addition, 52 per cent said that the media also accorded too much space to the president's political activities. This result suggests that the French may be growing tired of Sarkozy personally and of his omnipresence in French media since he took office last May.

The poll was conducted January 16 and 17 with a representative sample of 1,000 men and women above the age of 17.

dpa

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