Polls in France suggest voters could turn their backs on Nicolas Sarkozy when they cast ballots in the first round of the presidential election. Sarkozy has been a striking figure on the international stage for five years, but at home he is seen as too close to the rich. Record high unemployment and economic woes under his leadership have given socialist candidate Francois Hollande an advantage. Still some like Paul Taylor, Reuters Euoropean Affairs Editor says not to count Sarkozy out.
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