French president Hollande's popularity at new low in Ifop poll

By REUTERS
November 17, 2013 13:20




Francois Hollande's approval rating fell to a new low of 20 percent, the worst for a French president since the poll started in 1958, but the conservative or far-right opposition would do no better if they were in charge, two Ifop polls said.

One Ifop poll, published by Le Journal du Dimanche, showed a fall of three points from October when Hollande was shown as the most unpopular French president on record in a BVA poll, with a rating of 26 percent. .




In December 1991, socialist president Francois Mitterrand sank to a low of 22 percent, while Hollande's conservative predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy's popularity hit a low of 28 percent in April 2011 in Ifop polls,




A second Ifop poll, also held in mid-November, showed that a majority in France do not expect the opposition would do a better job. Only 25 percent of 1,003 people polled said they expected the conservative UMP party would do better and only 19 percent said the far-right National Front would do better.




Fifty-five percent said the UMP would not do better or worse, 19 percent the UMP would do worse.



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