Thursday, August 11, 2011
Poll: French Trust Merkel More than Sarkozy
When it comes to leading the way out of financial crisis, the French man in the street apparently trusts Angela Merkel (46%) and the IMF (41%) more than Nicolas Sarkozy (33%). Of course only 48% trust themselves, so we must take these figures with a grain of salt. In any case, the French surely know less about Merkel than they do about Sarkozy, and in this case ignorance breeds respect. And so does Merkel's niggardly attitude toward bailouts: the French are no more eager to help out their neighbors than the Germans, it seems, even if in the end they're undermining themselves.