Hollande Popularity Jumps After Terrorist Attacks, Poll Shows

French President Francois Hollande’s approval rating jumped to its highest since January, the first public poll since the Paris terrorist attacks showed.

About 33 percent of voters approve of Hollande’s performance, up from 25 percent in October, BVA Opinion said in a monthly poll.

The increase gives Hollande his best rating in this poll since in the days after the attacks in January on the French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

BVA questioned 1,008 voters Nov. 18 and 19, in the week after the rampage that killed 130 people. They were asked to give their view of Hollande’s job performance, with the options ranging from very bad to very good. They were not asked specifically about his handling of the attacks.

The poll has a margin of error of 2.5 percent.

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