Shame of Emmanuel Macron’s poll as French president just ahead of Putin and Xi Jinping | Politics | New

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The poll, conducted by YouGov between July 9 and August 10, 2021, interviewed British adults to determine general opinions on key world leaders. The results will make reading uncomfortable for French President Emmanuel Macron, according to scathing polls on his native soil.

The YouGov poll results, which gave a clear rating to British adults who said they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of key world leaders, put US President Joe Biden in the lead, with 27% approval from the British public.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau followed with 20 percent, and German incumbent Angela Merkel came in third with 15 percent approval.

Diving in the red, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has seen a beating in recent polls, received a 22% disapproval rating.

Indian Narendra Modi followed with a scathing 23% disapproval rating, after a year plagued by disastrous handling of the Covid pandemic.

President Macron is next, with a shocking -35% percentage, with just Chinese Xi Jinping (-53%) and Russian Vladimir Putin (-73%) below him.

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This deep disapproval of the French president extends beyond the British public, as other polling sites have shown.

The Politico poll of polls, which aggregates the results of numerous polling sites, showed that the French president’s disapproval rate on his national soil was at a low of 58% on September 1, with only an approval rate of 40 %.

Alarmingly, polls on voting intentions show that Macron is neck and neck with Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Rally.

With an eye on the polls, Macron is working to improve his attitude with voters.

This week, he announced his intention to inject money into the Marseille region to improve education, housing, transport and fight crime.

The French president spent three days in Marseille, the second most populous city in France, in an attempt to shed his reputation as an elitist Parisian leader.

He once said his love for Marseille knew no bounds and that he was a staunch supporter of his football club OM, but has so far avoided him and his party in the polls.

In a speech on Thursday, he said: “Marseille is at the crossroads of many challenges: climate change, geopolitics, migration.

“The nation’s duty is to be alongside those who live in Marseille.

With security already a major issue during the April 2022 elections, Macron visited a police station in the poorest northern suburb of Marseille and pledged to fight drugs and trafficking by increasing the number of the police. police.

Crime in the city has been a hot topic of debate in France since the start of the year after a wave of gruesome cartel and gang-related killings hit national headlines.

The city’s socialist mayor urgently called for more investment to try to tackle the root causes of the violence.

But the president’s woes extend beyond the problems at home, with political opponents accusing him of “recklessness” over the Afghan crisis.

Hauts-de-France president and presidential candidate Xavier Bertrand told French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche that Mr. Macron had “displayed puzzling naivety” in the face of Islamist extremism since 2017.

He declared: “Given the dramatic conditions of the American withdrawal, France has lacked leadership. The Taliban’s seizure of power in Kabul is a turning point for world order and a tragedy for the Afghans. I am thinking in particular of the situation of women.

“We cannot forget the sacrifice of 90 French soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan, which made it possible to protect our country against possible terrorist attacks.

“Now that the first emergency measures to repatriate our compatriots and those who have helped us have been taken, we must be very clear with the new Afghan leaders: if Afghanistan becomes again the rear base for anti-Western terrorism, if barbarism is developing there again, massive and rapid sanctions will be necessary.

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