Eight International Newspapers carry out a Survey on the American Elections and on the Leadership of the United States in the World



    MONTREAL, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - On the occasion of the American
presidential elections, La Presse, Canada's leading French-language national
newspaper, has initiated a large-scale survey, in partnership with eight
international newspapers from Europe, Asia and Latin America, concerning the
presidential elections and the leadership of the United States in the world.
The results will be published Friday, October 17th.
    The preference for either Barack Obama or John McCain, expectations
regarding the war in Iraq, and climate change are some of the topics touched
on in about 15 questions put to some 1,000 citizens in the country of each
newspaper involved.
    Newspapers taking part in the survey are: La Presse (Canada), The
Guardian (Great Britain), Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), Le Monde (France), Reforma
(Mexico), Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland), Le Soir (Belgium) and Le Temps
(Switzerland).
    Complete results as well as analyses of the survey will be published by
the eight participating papers in their edition of Friday, October 17. La
Presse will also publish its entire report online (DST) on
www.cyberpresse.ca/week-end.

    About La Presse

    Canada's leading French-language national newspaper, La Presse serves a
readership of 815,900. Based in Montreal, La Presse has correspondents in New
York, Los Angeles and Paris. La Presse is owned by Gesca, a subsidiary of
Power Corporation of Canada (TSX: POW).




For further information:

For further information: or to obtain an interview about the surveys and
the results: Caroline Jamet, Vice-président, Communications, (514) 285-7119,
Mobile (514) 236-7119, cjamet@lapresse.ca

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