French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has rebounded after two months of deep mistrust following the adoption of pension reform.
The centrist president gained 4 points, increasing to 29% the percentage of French people who trust him to “effectively address the problems facing the country,” according to the Elabe poll for Les Echos.
The rate of distrust of him decreased by six points, to 64% of the French who do not trust him “at all”. This is the first month in which Emmanuel Macron recorded such a decline in this indicator since August 2022.
For its part, Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne gained two points, but the French’s confidence in her is still at 24%, which is one of the lowest ratings recorded for a prime minister in the Macron era, according to the polling institute.
The survey was conducted between 30 and 31 May 2023 among a sample of 1,001 people representing the French population aged 18 and over.
A proposal to scrap the pension reform that raised the retirement age from 62 to 64 is set to be considered in the National Assembly on June 8, two days after the 14th day of strikes and demonstrations against the reform.
During his travels, the French president is harassed by opponents of the pension reform since it was adopted by the government without putting it to a vote in Parliament.