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Poll confirms declining popularity of Macron and Philippe

Ⓒ POOL/AFP/Archives – ludovic MARIN – | President Emmanuel Maron, on 1 September 2017 at the Elysée in Paris

The popularity of Emmanuel Macron and Edouard Philippe fell at the end of August for the second month in a row, but the first reforms in the education sector are consensus, according to a YouGov France poll for The HuffPost and CNEWS published on Monday.

Emmanuel Macron has seen its popularity down to 30% of favorable opinions, against 43% at the end of June and 36% at the end of July, a decline especially marked with PS supporters, and EELV (39%, -8 points on a month) .

Among the sympathizers of the center, there are 75% of favorable opinions (-6 points) but the head of the State regains popularity with the sympathizers The Republicans (45%, +6 points) reform of the labor code.

The extreme left sympathizers are only 12% to have a favorable opinion (-7 points) and those of extreme right 9% (-5 points).

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – François NASCIMBENI – | Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, on 1 September 2017 in Châlons-en-Champagne

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is also experiencing a decline in popularity with 32% of favorable opinions, against 39% at the end of June and 37% at the end of July.

The Republicans (46% of favorable opinions, -1 point on a month) but rose by 7 points with centrists (84%) and sympathizers PS, EE-LV (43%, + 2 points).

Conversely, its rating drops among sympathizers of extreme right (8%, -17 points) and extreme left (13%, -3 points).

In addition, when asked about reforms in education, 7 out of 10 French people are in favor of duplicating CP classes in the priority education network.

More than 6 French out of 10 also approved the return, in some places, of the 4-day week (64%, of which 30% were “quite favorable”).

For the college, 8 French out of 10 say they are in favor of the reopening of the bilangue classes and almost 8 out of 10 to the setting up of studies directed after the class in all the colleges.

The most consensual measure is the setting up of refresher courses in mathematics and French before entering the 6th, since 84% of the French are for.

Yet only 33% of French people declare that they trust Jean-Michel Blanquer to effectively reform the national education system as a whole.

(Survey of 1003 persons representative of the population, according to the quota method, carried out online from 28 to 29 August).

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