Survey: Support Grows for Paris Olympics
(ATR) A survey conducted by Paris 2012 shows that up to 92% of those polled say the Olympics would have a positive impact on France.
The survey, conducted September 3-4, shows increasing support across the country for Paris 2012 since the last survey in July.
In Paris, the approval rating is 75%, up one point, in the Ile-de-France region around Paris the number is 82%, up four points and across France 79 % say they are in favor of the Games in Paris for 2012, an increase of six points. of the French are in favour of Paris hosting the 2012 Games, showing an increase of 1, 4 and 6 points respectively since July, 2004
Bid leader Phillipe Baudillon says in a statement that he believes the success of the Athens Olympics has helped boost public opinion about Paris.
The private survey by the bid committee, similar to polls being taken by the other four cities in the 2012 race, will be tested by the International Olympic Committee?s own survey of public opinion.
As it has in recent bidding contests, the IOC has hired the British research firm MORI to conduct an independent survey in each of the cities in the coming weeks.
Those results will be used as part of the IOC?s Evaluation Commission report on the candidates that will be released next May.
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