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World

France's Hollande sinks to new popularity low
AFP
Paris, April 21, 2013
First Published: 08:47 IST(21/4/2013)
Last Updated: 08:51 IST(21/4/2013)

French President Francois Hollande's popularity rating slumped six points in a month to hit 25%, worse than his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy's lowest ever score, a survey said.

According to a poll by the Ifop institute to be published in the Sunday newspaper Le Journal Du Dimanche, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also lost six points to sink to a 30% approval rating.

The survey, carried out on a sample of 1,875 people and with a 2.2% margin of error, showed that discontent was growing within Hollande's own power base, with only 64% of Socialist Party supporters backing him, down from 77% in March.


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