Nicolas Sarkozy, the least popular of European leaders

Nicolas Sarkozy, the least popular of European leaders

London : United Kingdom | Mar 09, 2012 at 1:51 AM PST
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Among the leaders of the five major European countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most popular with Europeans and French President Nicolas Sarkozy is the least popular, according to a BVA poll for the French daily 20minutes, made ​​in Germany, Spain, Italy , France and the UK.

If Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel have a reputation comparable to the five countries (93% for the first, 92% for the second), however the French president collects only 33% of good opinions and bad 58%, while that the German ruling gets 50% of good opinions and 41% incorrect.

David Cameron, the British prime minister, is known to 88% of respondents and collects so many good and bad opinions, 44%.

Among the two latest entrants, the Italian leader Mario Monti is known to 74% of respondents and 36% have a favorable opinion of him, as far as bad opinions.

The Spaniard Mariano Rajoy is the least known of the five European leaders (63%). It collects 27% support and 34% unfavorable opinions.

The survey was conducted from February 20 to 29, 2011, by Internet, on a sample of 4217 persons aged 15 and over, by the quota method.

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Nicolas Sarkozy, the least popular of European leaders
From left to right, at the EU summit in Brussels on 9 December: Jyrki Katainen (Finnish Prime Minister), Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and José Manuel Barroso.
Nazish Fatima is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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