Industry

Macron’s popularity at record lows

The popularity of French President

Emmanuel Macron has hit its lowest level since the start of his term,

according to a major tracker poll published on Sunday, with just 29 percent

of respondents satisfied with his leadership.

The poll by research group Ifop and published in the Journal du Dimanche

showed an overall fall of five points in September compared with August,

reflecting the 40-year-old's battle with a series of domestic and foreign

setbacks.

The results of the widely watched Ifop poll are broadly in line with other

surveys that have shown the approval ratings of the centrist falling sharply

following a scandal involving a security aide in July.

A separate poll by the Kantar Sofres Onepoint group published on September

17 showed that only 19 percent of French people had a positive view of

Macron's record, while another survey on September 11 showed only 29 percent

thought he was a good president.

The results reinforce a longer-term trend of French voters turning quickly

on their presidents soon after their election � something suffered by

Macron's predecessors Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy.

But many analysts also believe Macron has made a series of political

errors, including failing to address the scandals over the summer quickly

enough and repeatedly creating negative headlines with harsh or condescending

remarks.

His leadership style was again questioned last week when he told an

unemployed gardener that he should look for a job in a restaurant or on a

building site and implied he was not searching hard enough.

Macron's biggest challenge remains the economy, however, with his pro-

business reforms failing so far to produce a significant fall in unemployment

or a major uptick in growth.

His government will unveil its draft budget for 2019 on Monday, which is

set to see fresh efforts to rein in France's chronic overspending via cuts to

the public sector payroll and caps on pensions.

The survey by Ifop published on Sunday was conducted between September 14-

22 on 1,964 people.

Macron's approval rating of 29 percent includes 3.0 percent of people who

declared themselves very satisfied and 26 percent who said they were

mostly satisfied.

Hollande had an inferior rating of 23 percent at the same time of his term

and Sarkozy had a rating of 34 percent.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

Industry

Macron’s popularity at record lows

The popularity of French President

Emmanuel Macron has hit its lowest level since the start of his term,

according to a major tracker poll published on Sunday, with just 29 percent

of respondents satisfied with his leadership.

The poll by research group Ifop and published in the Journal du Dimanche

showed an overall fall of five points in September compared with August,

reflecting the 40-year-old's battle with a series of domestic and foreign

setbacks.

The results of the widely watched Ifop poll are broadly in line with other

surveys that have shown the approval ratings of the centrist falling sharply

following a scandal involving a security aide in July.

A separate poll by the Kantar Sofres Onepoint group published on September

17 showed that only 19 percent of French people had a positive view of

Macron's record, while another survey on September 11 showed only 29 percent

thought he was a good president.

The results reinforce a longer-term trend of French voters turning quickly

on their presidents soon after their election � something suffered by

Macron's predecessors Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy.

But many analysts also believe Macron has made a series of political

errors, including failing to address the scandals over the summer quickly

enough and repeatedly creating negative headlines with harsh or condescending

remarks.

His leadership style was again questioned last week when he told an

unemployed gardener that he should look for a job in a restaurant or on a

building site and implied he was not searching hard enough.

Macron's biggest challenge remains the economy, however, with his pro-

business reforms failing so far to produce a significant fall in unemployment

or a major uptick in growth.

His government will unveil its draft budget for 2019 on Monday, which is

set to see fresh efforts to rein in France's chronic overspending via cuts to

the public sector payroll and caps on pensions.

The survey by Ifop published on Sunday was conducted between September 14-

22 on 1,964 people.

Macron's approval rating of 29 percent includes 3.0 percent of people who

declared themselves very satisfied and 26 percent who said they were

mostly satisfied.

Hollande had an inferior rating of 23 percent at the same time of his term

and Sarkozy had a rating of 34 percent.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)