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Macron’s Approval Rating Falls to 37% as French Election Looms

  • Three in ten of those surveyed strongly disapprove of Macron
  • Incumbent still ahead in polls as right-wing votes are split
Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Photographer: Geoffrey Wan Der Hassalt/AFP/Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating has stumbled less than three months before the first round of the country’s election.

Macron’s approval rating fell to 37% in January from 41% a month earlier, while 60% disapproved, according to a poll by Ifop for the Journal du Dimanche published on Sunday. It was the biggest decline in the survey since March.