Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Marine Le Pen now more popular than Emmanuel Macron, poll shows

The beleaguered President Macron breaks another historic record, as he is now the most unpopular French president in history at this stage of his presidency. A new poll shows that also Marine Le Pen has surpassed him in popularity.

The “Yellow Vests” movement, protests across the country since the 17th of November sparked by the tax rise on fuel, has partly concentrated on Macron’s unpopularity.
France, BVA polls:

Approval Rating at same time of Presidency

Mitterand (PS-S&D): 48%
Chirac (UMP-EPP): 35%
Sarkozy (UMP-EPP): 48%
Hollande (PS-S&D): 29%
Macron (LREM-ALDE): 26%
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The protests have had more than 100,000 people participate blocking entrances and exits on major motorways and on the weekend, much of central Paris was blocked.

Populist Rassemblement National leader Marine Le Pen has supported the Yellow Vests. According to the figures by pollsters BVA, Le Pen now polls higher than Macron, Le Pen has 27 per cent with Macron only 26 per cent.
France, BVA poll:

Approval ratings (president+party leaders)

Le Pen (RN-ENF): 27% (+3)
Macron (LREM-ALDE): 26% (-3)
Dupont-Aignan (DLF-EFDD): 25%
Ruffin (PD-*): 23%
Besancenot (NPA-LEFT): 22% (+1)
Hamon (G.s.-S&D: 21% (-2)

Field work: 21/11/18 – 22/11/18
Sample size: 1,258
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Macron polls even lower than former President Francois Hollande and it’s even worse when you compare it to the last conservative French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who had the approval of nearly one in two French voters.

France is in the midst of great turmoil over Macron’s fuel tax rise. This has added to the feeling of his being out of touch and working for the elites.

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/11/marine-le-pen-now-more-popular-than-emmanuel-macron-poll-shows/

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