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.