TEHRAN (defapress) - Most French voters are now dissatisfied with Emmanuel Macron’s performance, a poll showed on Sunday, marking a dramatic turnaround for a president who basked in a landslide election victory less than four months ago.
News ID: 65745
Publish Date: 27August 2017 - 14:28
The poll, conducted by Ifop for newspaper Le Journal du
Dimanche (JDD) showed Macron’s dissatisfaction rating at 57 percent, 14
percentage points worse than Ifop’s last poll in July.
Forty percent expressed satisfaction with the centrist
leader - also down 14 points from July, Reuters reported.
Macron, who is midway through a schedule of official visits
to various European capitals, has suffered a number of setbacks since being
elected, including tough debates in parliament over labor reform, a standoff
with the military and cuts to housing assistance.
The Ifop poll showed the cumulative drop in Macron’s
popularity ratings since May was bigger than that of previous president
Francois Hollande over the same period of his tenure.
The poll also showed a drop in popularity for Prime Minister
Edouard Philippe, with 47 percent expressing satisfaction with him - down 9
points from last month.