Greetings from France. There are just a couple of days left before French voters vote.
The post debate period is in high gear. Pro-Sarkozy operatives are hard at work spinning polls to their liking. Le Figaro newspaper published a poll expanding Sarkozy s lead by 5 points and; the Herald Tribune ran the story as fact. Other pundits are pushing the same line.
No where in the mass media do they speak about the errors in polling.
A couple of years ago French voters were asked to decide if first time workers should spend 2 years on probation, i.e., they could be fired with out cause.
The polls showed a wide margin for a yes vote......saying that they should. They spun those polls results to convince others to vote yes;
Well; voters rejected that anti worker proposition.
The polls were dead wrong.
Cops Ordered to Deploy
In another Sarkozy action? Paris police were put on alert to be prepared to fight against demostrations on Sunday night; if Royal wins. The message is clear. Don't let the rabblerousers control the street. Sort of like the Terrorists alerts in the USA at election time.
We shall see.
Mike Tolochko, Paris