Popularity: Macron and Philippe have lost 10 and 9 points since July
President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on 13 July 2013 in Paris
Emmanuel Macron and Edouard Philippe lost respectively ten and nine points of popularity between July and September, according to an Ipsos poll for the weekly Le Point published Wednesday, confirming the tumult of the executive tandem in the opinion.
In two months, the head of state declined to the lowest level of a president at the beginning of the mandate, with 32% favorable judgments on his action, against 42% in July, according to the barometer of the pollster, which has existed since 1996.
In September 2012, Francois Hollande had 44% favorable opinions, Nicolas Sarkozy 64% in September 2007 and Jacques Chirac 52% in September 2002, according to this Ipsos barometer.
Support for the head of state dropped particularly among socialist sympathizers, among which it dropped from 23 points in two months to 39% of positive opinions.
Only 4% of respondents have a “very favorable” opinion of the Head of State (-2), and 28% “favorably” (-8). Some 30% have a “rather unfavorable opinion” (+5), and 24% “very unfavorable” (+7) to the question: “What do you think about the action of Emmanuel Macron as President of the Republic ? “.
As for the Prime Minister, he is also suffering from this downturn, indicated by several other polls, to the question: “What do you think about the action of Edouard Philippe as Prime Minister?”
In contrast, the number of favorable opinions in favor of the European Union was 32%, compared with 41% in July: 2% “very favorable” opinions (-4), 30% and 20% “very unfavorable” (+6).
Survey conducted on September 8th and 9th via the Internet using the quota method, with 988 people representing a representative sample of the French major population.