It could not have been a worse time for Nicolas Sarkozy. On the day he announced his intent to run for the presidency, new polls show that the percentage of voters who trust current President Jacques Chirac to fix France's problems has risen from 32% to 42%. Not only that, the trust in PM Dominique de Villepin jumped from 29% to 38%. Each of these politicians has hinted in recent weeks that they might run themselves, creating an awkward situation for Sarkozy and another hindrance in his bid to defeat Socialist candidate Segolene Royal.
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