French Don't Want DSK to Run: Poll

53% say they don't want Strauss-Kahn to seek presidency
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2011 10:32 AM CDT
Despite sexual assault charges being dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French public remains opposed to the former head of the IMF running for president, according to a new poll.   (AP Photo/David Karp)

(Newser) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have beat rape charges in New York, but the French electorate does not look very forgiving—just 23% of people in France want DSK to even attempt to squeeze his way into the Socialist primary, according to a new poll. With the Socialist nomination process already underway, DSK would need special permission just to get into the race. Although Strauss-Kahn was once considered the leading candidate for the French presidency, 53% now say they'd prefer he keep out of the race altogether; 19% say he should throw his support behind one of the six Socialist candidates currently in the running, reports Reuters.

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