A total of 63 percent of French adults saw at least part of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s televised interview on Jan. 29, according to a poll.
Thirty-one percent watched the whole interview and 32 percent saw at least some of it, according to the Ifop poll for Journal du Dimanche newspaper.
Eighty-two percent said Sarkozy seemed “determined” in the interview in which he announced that he’ll fund a decrease in labor charges with a sales-tax increase. Only 49 percent found him “convincing” and 41 percent found him “reassuring.”
The poll involved 849 people, with follow-up questions for those who watched the interview.
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