Having avoided the debate on the pension reform that he himself initiated, the head of state nevertheless bears the brunt of the political and social crisis in the country, which is increasingly hostile to the majority of the French population.
Since the start of the school year in September and the launch of the pension project, Macron’s confidence index has fallen a total of six points, thus returning to the low level that existed before the coronavirus crisis. According to this monthly poll, support for Emmanuel Macron is falling, particularly among Republicans (-12 points) and even among his own voters who voted for him in the first round (-4 points).
The French prime minister’s performance is no better: Elisabeth Bourne’s popularity has fallen 3 points to her 29 percent trust rating, the lowest since she took office in May last year. The survey was conducted from February 9 to 16, 2023 among a sample of 1,952 people representing the population of France aged 18 and over.