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Hollande’s Approval Rating Rises More Than Sarkozy’s, Poll Shows

April 09, 2012

Socialist challenger Francois Hollande’s approval rating rose more than President Nicolas Sarkozy’s did in April before the French presidential election, according to a poll by Ipsos for Le Point magazine.

Hollande’s rating this month gained four points to 57 percent while Sarkozy’s climbed two points to 40 percent, the pollster said today in a statement. The president’s disapproval rating fell 1 point to 58 percent in the period, according to the poll. Hollande’s disapproval rating in April was 40 percent.

Ipsos questioned 955 people on April 6-7. No margin of error was given. France holds two rounds of voting on April 22 and May 6.

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