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Yes, but I would have expected something like 60:40 against. 85:12 just seems... extreme.

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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 08:13:45 AM EST
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Who still answers polls except for bored pensioners?

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by generic on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 08:30:44 AM EST
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Actually, pollsters are pretty anal when it comes to their demographics.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 10:39:25 AM EST
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The full results are available here (pdf), with a breakdown by age groups.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 11:37:57 AM EST
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It is all in the phrasing of the question.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Aug 12th, 2011 at 07:58:30 AM EST
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And the question was:

Si la France devait réduire sa dette et ses déficits publics, préféreriez-vous qu'elle le fasse principalement... ?
... en réduisant fortement ses dépenses
... en augmentant fortement les impôts


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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Aug 12th, 2011 at 08:06:09 AM EST
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Instead of asking about taxes and services, or revenues and expenses, they ask about taxes and expenses.

I bet they didn't think of asking about revenues and services.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 12th, 2011 at 08:28:50 AM EST
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I bet they didn't think of asking about revenues and services.

Yeah, it is unthinkable, especially if they value their current job.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 13th, 2011 at 06:17:00 PM EST
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