Paris, April 16 (ANI): Almost 64 percent of French have described voted Nicolas Sarkozy as the most unpopular president in the history of France, a poll has revealed.
The Ifop Poll for the Journal du Dimanche newspaper has found that the figure is much higher than the 46 percent of people who disliked Val?rie Giscard d'Estaing, the last French president not to win a second term, in 1981.
After a brief surge, the poll results suggest that Sarkozy is heading for the electoral guillotine, only to lose the second round two weeks later by up to 14 percentage points.
The poll results confound forecasts that Socialist rival Fran?ois Hollande in the presidential run-off will trounce Sarkozy the presidential run-off on May 6.
According to The Telegraph, Sarkozy has led a 'carpet bomb' campaign shifting from one theme to another.
In recent days he has insisted that Hollande's spending plans could risk bringing France to its knees, turning it into a new Spain or Greece.
Hollande, the unassuming contender, is promising to 'profoundly change' France to a welfare state and to also reduce France's budget deficit to zero by 2017.ANI)