Most French See Hollande Dropping Gasoline-Price Pledge in Poll

Most French voters expect President Francois Hollande to renege on a promise to block increases in gasoline prices if they surpass records attained earlier this year, a poll showed.

About 60 percent of those surveyed said Hollande will drop his promise, while 40 percent said he’ll keep it, according to the Ifop poll for L’Humanite newspaper.

Ifop interviewed 1,005 voters between Aug. 9 and Aug. 11. The poll’s margin of error is about 3 percentage points.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mark Deen in Paris at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.