According to a survey of 10,000 voters conducted by Opinionway for Le Figaro (not online), 93 per cent of French Muslims voted for Francois Hollande in the second round of the French election, La Vie reports.Another poll put Muslim support for Hollande at 85 per cent.
A prior Opinionway survey showed that 59 per cent of Muslim voters (numbering about two million in total) voted for Hollande in the first round of the French elections, with Sarkozy only managing four per cent.
“It is the mark of a true rejection of Nicolas Sarkozy” said Julien Goarant, research director at Opinionway. Sarkozy’s attempts to woo Far-right voters and question the role of Islam (especially Halal meat) in France also did not go unnoticed.
On the flip side, a poll for La Vie showed that 79 per cent of practicing Catholics voted for Sarkozy, with Hollande cornering only 21 per cent of their vote. But 70 per cent of those considering themselves “without religion” went with Hollande, according to Le Figaro.
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