The Popularity of Emmanuel Macron in Free Fall

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The popularity of President Emmanuel Macron is in Free Fall

In the Autumn of 2018, with the resignation of Nicolas Hulot, President Emmanuel Macron falls in the polls with only 29% of favourable opinion.

Difficult entry for the president. The popularity of Emmanuel Macron tumbled 12 points during the summer , while that of Nicolas Hulot flies (+13) after his departure from the government, according to an Odoxa poll released Tuesday.

Seven out of ten French people (71%, +12) now have a negative opinion of the head of state , who breaks his record of unpopularity in this barometer with only 29% of respondents who consider him a “good president”.

On all sectors

Emmanuel Macron gives ground to all sectors of opinion, including relatives of La République en marche (-7), after a return marked by the defection of the two most popular ministers, Nicolas Hulot and Laura Flessel , according to this survey for L’Express, France Inter and the regional press.

Edouard Philippe, for his part, loses 5 points to 35% compared to a previous survey conducted in late June, and 64% (+5) of those surveyed have a negative opinion of the Prime Minister.

The probable choice at the time of the realization of the poll of Richard Ferrand (LREM) for the presidency of the National Assembly causes indifference of the French: only 9% (=) of them say to support it, against 33% (= for which he inspires indifference or rejection.

Nicolas Hulot, a French favourite in politics

The same goes for the appointment of François de Rugy to the Ministry of Ecological Transition: 79% of respondents believe that he will not be able to weigh more heavily on the government’s decisions than his predecessor, Nicolas Hulot.

The latter, however, strengthens its position at the top of the most popular French policies with a jump of 13 points to 49%. He is ahead of the former Sports Minister Laura Flessel, stable at 30%, and Nicolas Sarkozy 29% (+2).

Survey conducted online from September 5th to the 6th with 1004 people aged 18 and over, according to the quota method. Margin of error from 1.4 to 3.1 points.

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