Strong decline in August of the popularity of Macron, which drops to 40%
Emmanuel Macron in Varna, during a visit to Bulgaria, on 25 August 2017
The popularity of Emmanuel Macron again registered a very strong drop in August, with 40% satisfied, a drop of 14 points in one month after the 10-point drop already observed in July, according to an Ifop poll for the Journal of the Sunday (JDD).
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also recorded a reflux of nine points over the same period, from 56% to 47% of satisfied.
The head of state has lost 22 points of popularity since the first Ifop-JDD barometer published three months ago, just after his election.
At the same time, in 2012, his predecessor François Hollande enjoyed a much higher popularity (54%) and that of Nicolas Sarkozy was even stronger in 2007 (67%).
In August, 36% of respondents said they were “somewhat satisfied” (-11) and 4% were “very satisfied” (-3). At the same time, the total number of malcontents decreased from 43% to 57%, divided between “somewhat dissatisfied” (37%, +9) and “very dissatisfied” (20%, +5). 3% (=) of the respondents do not pronounce.
As for the head of the government Edouard Philippe, 45% of respondents are “somewhat satisfied” (-7) and 2% are “very satisfied” (-2). Among the malcontents, 32% said they were “rather unhappy” (+5) and 13% “very dissatisfied” (+3). The percentage of respondents who did not vote increased from 7% to 8%.
Survey carried out online and by telephone by Ifop on 25 and 26 August with a sample of 1,023 people, representative of the French population aged 18 years and over, according to the quota method.