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Macron's Approval Rating Continues to Rise, French Poll Shows

Gregory Viscusi
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Macron's Approval Rating Continues to Rise, French Poll Shows

(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating continues to inch up from its lows and now stands at its highest level in almost a year.Asked if they were satisfied with Macron, 32% responded “yes,” up from 30% in June and the highest since last August, according to a monthly Ifop poll for Journal du Dimanche. Macron’s approval rating hit a low of 23% in December during the height of the so-called “Yellow Vests” protests.The president’s rising popularity comes amid revelations about fancy dinners hosted by his energy and ecology minister when he was president of parliament’s lower house. The minister, Francois de Rugy, resigned on July 16 over the so-called Lobstergate scandal.The popularity of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe rose two points in the latest poll to 36%.Ifop interviewed 996 people online on July 17 and 18. The margin of error is 2.5%.To contact the reporter on this story: Gregory Viscusi in Paris at gviscusi@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ben Sills at bsills@bloomberg.net, Andrew Davis, Stanley JamesFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating continues to inch up from its lows and now stands at its highest level in almost a year.

Asked if they were satisfied with Macron, 32% responded “yes,” up from 30% in June and the highest since last August, according to a monthly Ifop poll for Journal du Dimanche. Macron’s approval rating hit a low of 23% in December during the height of the so-called “Yellow Vests” protests.

The president’s rising popularity comes amid revelations about fancy dinners hosted by his energy and ecology minister when he was president of parliament’s lower house. The minister, Francois de Rugy, resigned on July 16 over the so-called Lobstergate scandal.

The popularity of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe rose two points in the latest poll to 36%.

Ifop interviewed 996 people online on July 17 and 18. The margin of error is 2.5%.

To contact the reporter on this story: Gregory Viscusi in Paris at gviscusi@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Ben Sills at bsills@bloomberg.net, Andrew Davis, Stanley James

For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com

©2019 Bloomberg L.P.