Tag Archives: Election 2012

More on THAT poll

The French media is having fifty fits over the poll at the weekend that gave Marine Le Pen a lead in the 1st round of Presidential voting a welcome bit of sanity is provided by Melissa Bounoua writing in the Guardian, … Continue reading

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***Poll Watch***

A new poll for France Soir taken by Ifop gives DSK a substantial lead in the race to be the Socialist Candidate for 2012 taken on 24/25 Feb. DSK – 40% (-4) Martine Aubry – 17% (-7) Ségolène Royal – … Continue reading

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***Poll Watch***

New Ifop poll for France Soir: Taken between the 16th & 17th of February: Version 1 (with Martine Aubry) Sarkozy (UMP)23% Aubry (PS) 22% Le Pen (NF) 20% Bayrou (MoDem) 8% Joly (Verts) 7% Version 2 (with Dominique Strauss-Kahn) Strauss-Kahn … Continue reading

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The DSK bandwagon rolls on.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn continues to be the big news in France as pressure grows for him to declare his intentions for 2012. The former Socialist Finance Minister (1997-1999) and current head of the IMF leads the polls when it comes to … Continue reading

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Islam and the UMP

Are the UMP getting desperate? what other explanation can there be for Party Secretary Jean-François Copé attempting to kick-start a debate into ‘the compatibility of other cultures with French Republican secular law’ a statement clearly aimed at Islam. Not surprisingly Marine Le Pen … Continue reading

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***Poll Watch***

Yesterday IPSOS published a poll asking the question “Do you hope Nicholas Sarkozy will be a candidate in the 2012 Presidential election? ” Yes, Definitely (9% -3) Yes, Rather   (25% +2) No, Rather not (21% +1) No, Definitely not 42% (No Change) Comparisons are with … Continue reading

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De Villepin for 2012?

Poet and part time diplomat Dominique de Villepin has announced that he will announce his intentions for 2012 in the autumn. We should hope he runs purely because he will simultaneously bring a touch of class and bitter personal hatred … Continue reading

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