Macron's popularity dwindling


Published: 2017-08-07 18:58

Last Updated: 2017-08-07 19:09

French President Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron

It would appear French President Emmanuel Macron is not the country’s favourite delicacy, with his popularity dropping significantly in the almost 3 months since his inauguration.

Of the 1003 surveyed by YouGov, those with a positive view of the president fell to 36%, a 7 point drop, and those with a negative view make up 49%, a 13 point increase.

Centrist Macron, 39, was elected in May with a 66% majority over his far right opponent, Marine Le Pen. He has recently been accused of abusing “smooth” and theatrical communications in order to introduce austerity measures unnoticed.

His government recently announced a spending cut of €4.5bil in an effort to lower the country’s deficit in accordance with EU rules.