A new poll delivers another blow to the French President
Voters say Sarkozy will be a one-term president
A recent poll has shown the majority of French voters believe President Nicolas Sarkozy will lose next year’s election. Moreover, more than half of UMP supporters are not backing the president. The blow follows an embarrassing senate swing to the left recently, and comes just days before the Socialist Party chooses it’s primary candidate.
The Viavoice survey, published in Libération on Monday, showed 68 per cent of people think Mr Sarkozy will be a one-term president. Meanwhile, 54 per cent of UMP supporters believed he would lose.
Voters favoured foreign minister Alain Juppé over Sarkozy, with polls at 26 per cent and 21 per cent respectively.
Senators recently elected a socialist to lead the upper house for the first time in 50 years, after the left managed to gain control of the senate from Sarkozy’s UMP party. Former Socialist Party leader François Hollande is favoured to win this Sunday’s primary candidate selection, with a 15-point lead in the polls over his closest rival, Martine Aubry.