French President Support Falls to a New Record Low

According to a CSA barometer “Les Echos“, Francois Hollande’s popularity reached a new record low in June.


Only 28% of respondents trust him to confront efficiently today’s problems while 68% do no trust him at all. It’s the lowest level of confidence since Holande has started his mandate.


The improvement in May (+ 2 points) following the adoption of the gay marriage was temporary. The continued rise in unemployment, the return to recession and the upcoming debates regarding family benefits and pension reform have weighed on Hollande’s popularity.


This survey suggests that households’ confidence will fall again in June after reaching in May its lowel level since July 2008.