Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Hope for Royal, vote for Sarkozy

Although polls are excellent as guages of current public opinion, they can also lead to puzzling paradoxes. A recent poll taken last week says that 36% of voters wish that Segolene Royal is victorious, compared to 33% for Francois Bayrou and 29% for Nicolas Sarkozy.

Of course, polls of voters intentions show quite the opposite. Ipsos' daily poll shows that Sarkozy is still several points ahead of Royal in the first round, who in turn is several points above Bayrou. Royal is also still losing to Sarkozy 48% to 52% in the runoff.

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