07/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Poll: Sarkozy Not Welcome at Games

Nearly 90 per cent of Chinese respondents to an online survey said they oppose French President Nicolas Sarkozy's attendance at the Beijing Olympics, results showed today.

The poll, conducted by internet portal sina.com, was in response to Mr Sarkozy's threat to boycott the Games' opening ceremonies.

Eighty-eight per cent of respondents to the poll said they opposed Mr Sarkozy's attendance at the August 8-24 Olympics, with 88 per cent also saying they viewed his stance toward China as "extremely unfriendly".

The poll had attracted 99,461 respondents by midday today.

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