Tuesday, November 15, 2005

134 % For Math Egalite

(Angus Reid Global Scan) – Many adults in France trust their interior minister to deal with recent episodes of civil unrest, according to a poll by Ifop published in Le Journal du Dimanche. 53 per cent of respondents have confidence in Nicolas Sarkozy to deal with the situation.

Prime minister Dominique de Villepin is second with 52 per cent. French president Jacques Chirac is a distant third with 29 per cent.

On Nov. 8, Chirac authorized a state of emergency. On Nov. 13, Sarkozy said the government will maintain tough restrictions, saying, "The Migration Act allows expulsion. I am the interior minister and I implement the rules."

Yesterday in an address to the nation, Chirac said the unrest evidenced "a crisis of identity" in the country, adding, "France must instil values and hope in (all) sons and daughters of the Republic."

Polling Data

Do you have confidence in the following political leaders to deal with the civil unrest in the suburbs?
("Yes" answers listed)

Interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy


Prime minister Dominique de Villepin


President Jacqes Chirac


Source: Ifop / Le Journal du Dimanche
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 957 French adults, conducted on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, 2005. No margin of error was provided.

Some here say we're deliberately misreading the poll results. No, friend. The numbers do not lie. The French government is that popular. Just ask them.

(I asked Henri Poincare. He told me. I'm not making it up. Honest.)


John Sobieski said...

Villepin (he is a man, isn't he?) scores 52%. That sounds way too high.

dag said...

Yes, it does seem high, especially when the other 53 percent say they have confidence in Sarkozy, and then the other 23 percent syay they have confidence in Chirac. Well, I wonder about the 45 percent who have no opinion and the 49 per cent who are in favor of sharia. And what about the 2 percent who are really good at math and left the country? That's what I wonder.

DirtCrashr said...

The Migration Act allows expulsion. - I like it, we need that here with our Left-driven immigration policies.