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Stunning poll finding o' the day. And a curious poll about cereals

The Plain people of France have been asked whether they think the various pre-Sarko presidents of the Fifth Republic were 'good presidents'.

Guess who scored highest, at a knockout 87%?

Here's a hint (1):



Next up is Pompidou, he of the Centre, at 74%.  Given that both he and Le Général died before maybe half the current French population were born, either history is taught well Transmanche, or France is a nation of liars for venturing opinions.  The unspeakably odious Mitterand manages 67%, so presumably ignoring the phone calls of his suicidal PM and friend Bérégovoy does not count as making a bad president.  Chirac rates 60% approval, and everyone's favourite fantasist - Giscard - manages 54%.

Sticking with presidents, the Mighty Sarko is looking well placed for 2012, as of those polled, 72% of his 2006 voters are sticking with him, whereas only 57% of Royal-istes will vote Aubry.  10% have sheared off to support the new wave Trot candidate Besancenot, and 9% right winger De Villepin, if he runs.  bayrou has blown it, with only 52% of his 2006 voters still prepared to vote for him  

And since the French media is awash with polls, here's another one: 80% of Gauls want schoolchildren to learn la Marseillaise.  (Maybe they have some furrows they need watering with impure blood).  18-24 year olds are the least keen (67%) and oldsters the most (89%).  That 77% of Trots agree is rather amusing, and that 36% of Greens are anti is no great surprise.

And final survey of the day, the all important questions on attitudes to cereals.  As God is my witness, I am not making this up. 41% think they taste good, and 23% think they taste bad.  Really.  Gauls cook cereals with meat (85%), fish (62%) and with salad (57%).  33% think they make a lousy substitute for vegetables, and 60% fear they lack recipes for it.  Apparently 97% Gauls know nothing of corn beyond the name, likewise 95% for maize.    


(1 - I've seen the cross at Colombey-les-Deux-Églises from afar - it is very impressive, as it should be at 164ft tall ) 

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