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ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: Deux Français sur trois en accord avec la grève

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Two French People Out of Three Agree With the Strike

Translated Saturday 30 October 2010, by Gene Zbikowski and reviewed by Gene Zbikowski

Over two French people in three continue to support the strikes and demonstrations against the retirement reform, despite the shortage of fuel and rioting demonstrators, according to a BVA opinion poll published on October 22 by the Canal Plus TV channel.

Some 69% of the people polled approved of “the strikes and demonstrations” against the government bill, while 29% disapproved (2% had no opinion), according to the opinion poll.

Support for the movement is practically unanimous among left-wing sympathizers (92%) but it is also supported by a third (32%) of right-wing sympathizers.

Despite the upcoming All Saints’ Day holiday departures, some 52% approve of the strikes on public transit, against 45% who disapprove (3% have no opinion).

On the other hand, a majority of 52% of those polled disapprove of the blocking of refineries, which is backed by 46% (2% have no opinion).

Finally, the French are divided on the mobilization of high school and college students: 50% disapprove of it, against 48% who approve (2% have no opinion).

The over-65s form the age group that is most hostile to strikes and demonstrations (50%), to blocking refineries (65%) and to the mobilization of students (62%).

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