SURVEY: He had already dropped 10 points in July …
The popularity rating of Emmanuel Macron recorded a sharp decline in August again, with 40% of people satisfied, a drop of 14 points in a month after the 10 points already in July, according to an Ifop poll for Journal du Dimanche . Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also records a reflux nine points over the same period from 56% to 47% satisfied.
The head of state has lost 22 points in popularity since the first IFOP-JDD barometer posted for three months, just after his election. Meanwhile, in 2012, his predecessor François Hollande enjoyed a much higher popularity (54%) and Nicolas Sarkozy was even higher in 2007 (67%).
In August, 36% of respondents say they are “somewhat satisfied” (-11) and 4% are “very satisfied” (-3) President Macron. Simultaneously, total disaffected from 43% to 57%, broken down between “somewhat dissatisfied” (37%, +9) and “very dissatisfied” (20%, +5). 3% (=) of respondents were undecided.
Mélenchon is the personality that best embodies the opposition
The Chief of the Government Edouard Philippe, 45% of those surveyed show “somewhat satisfied” (-7) and 2% are “very satisfied” (-2). Among dissatisfied, 32% are “somewhat dissatisfied” (5) and 13% “very dissatisfied” (3). The rate of respondents not ruling from 7% to 8%.
According to the survey, the leader of France’s rebellious Jean-Luc Mélenchon is considered the most able politician (59%) to embody the opposition to Emmanuel Macron in the coming years, before Marine National Front President Le Pen (51%), Benoît Hamon (former PS) and Laurent Wauquiez (LR), with 27% each, Valérie Pécresse (RS, 23%), the Socialist Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo (19%) and former President François Hollande (14%)
Survey conducted online and by telephone by the Ifop August 25 and 26 on a sample of 1,023 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, by the quota method.