Emmanuel Macron’s popularity relapses after the riots

Emmanuel Macron’s popularity relapses after the riots

The latest barometer from the “YouGov” institute reveals that the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron is experiencing a significant drop in July, after the riots following the death of young Nahel killed by a police officer.

While approaching 30% of positive opinions a month earlier, the French president only collects 24% of favorable opinions, down 3 points, according to the survey.

Its Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, also saw her popularity drop (-2 points), arriving at only 21% of favorable opinions.

It also emerges from the survey, unveiled recently, that 67% of young people aged 18-34 express an “unfavorable” opinion, an increase of 10 points compared to June.

In detail, only 21% of them believe that the government protects their interests, according to the same source, noting that this figure remains higher for 35-54 and over 55s.

At the same time, Macron’s popularity is waning on the right. “Overall, the management of the crisis was considered bad by all the French people questioned in our survey, including among the sympathizers of the majority”, notes the pollster, specifying that the fall in popularity is particularly marked among Les Républicains .

Carried out on July 3 to 4, 2023, this survey was conducted among a sample of 1,018 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over.


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