If French celebrity ecologist Nicolas Hulot is still looking for reasons to run for president, he should look no more. New polls show that Hulot is seen as favorable by a full 89% of the French population, paling in comparison with 69% for Segolene Royal and 56% for Nicolas Sarkozy. Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie saw here favorability rise to 58%, and President Jacques Chirac to 44%, perhaps providing the impetus for an independent presidential bid.
In terms of specific issues, 27% believe that unemployment should be given top priority, followed by purchasing power, education, and social protection.
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