Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Sleepy -- and Carlo

In normal times, if a U.S. President were to attend the annual meeting of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations while his approval rating was around 37%, he would appear hopelessly weak. At the meeting taking place next week, however, Bill Clinton will seem almost Rooseveltian compared with some of his fellow G-7 leaders, only one of whom, the Italian Prime Minister, newly elected in the wake of historic scandals, has an approval rating to write home about.

G-7 Leader Approval Rating

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Italy) 60%

Francois Mitterrand (France) 41

Bill Clinton (U.S.) 37

Kim Campbell (Canada) 37


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