Most French People Give Thumbs Down to Hollande in Poll

More than 80 percent of French people do not want Francois Hollande to stand for re-election in the next presidential contest in 2017 due to his poor economic record, according to a poll ahead of his third anniversary in power later this month. The poll, carried out by the CSA institute for news website Atlantico, showed that the same proportion of people surveyed - 81 percent in total - thought Hollande's record in office was "negative". Yves-Marie Cann, who is in charge of political polls at the CSA, was quoted as saying by Atlantico, "The lack of track record in terms of the economy and social affairs has a significant impact, 1 1/2 years after the deadline for reversing the unemployment curve."
The CSA said 995 people aged 18 and over took part in the poll, which was carried out via Internet between Tuesday and Thursday.