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Merkel’s Approval Rating Rises on Debt Crisis Handling, ZDF Says

December 16, 2011

Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the euro-area debt crisis has boosted her approval rating, making her Germany’s most popular politician again for the first time since April 2010, ZDF television said, citing a poll.

Ninety-one percent of Germans back her push to impose tougher enforcement of debt and deficit limits on euro countries, according to the poll.

The Dec. 13-15 FG Wahlen poll of 1,232 people has a margin of error of as much as three percentage points.

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