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Sarkozy's approval rating declines further: opinion poll
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20:43, October 24, 2007

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The approval rating for French President Nicolas Sarkozy has declined further by two percentage points, according to the findings of latest opinion poll published Wednesday by the French magazine "l'Express."

According to the poll which was conducted by the Paris-based research company BVA, the popularity of the head of state has fallen from 57 percent in September to 55 percent this month.

The number of people who do not approve of the president has increased from 33 percent to 37 percent during the same period, according to the same source.

In addition, the poll showed the approval rating for Prime Minister Francois Fillon also falling by two percentage points, declining from 45 percent in September to 43 percent in October.

According to the poll, the number of people disapproving of the prime minister has increased by 7 percentage points, moving from 34 percent last month to 41 percent this month, with 16 percent of the respondents declining to give their opinion on the matter.

The latest opinion poll was carried out through face to face interviews between Oct. 18 and 20 using a nationwide representative sample population of 1,078 people aged 18 years and above.

Source: Xinhua

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