Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron breaks all popularity records. He rose to third among the favorite personalities of the French in the Ifop-Fiducial scoreboard for Paris Match and Sud-Radio, while none of his opponents appeared in the top ten of the ranking.
The planets align at the right time for the presidential candidate. With a jump of 11 points, Emmanuel Macron is again popular in the hearts of the French: 51% of them have a “good opinion” about him. He climbs to 3e place in this list behind Edouard Philippe (-1) and Roselyne Bachelot (=), just ahead of his Prime Minister Jean Castex (+5) and the boss of the Quai d’Orsay Jean-Yves Le Drian (+4). It is not surprising that during this crisis period, the three key executives appear at the top of the rankings.
This is the second time since the start of his term that the head of state has risen 11 points. In April 2020, he benefited from the same legitimist reflex at the time of incarceration. “The Ukraine effect” is therefore completely in favor of the president. The French stay together. We also find this national union effect in the daily survey that Ifop-Fiducial conducts for parismatch.com. Candidate Macron has scored four points in one week!
All his opponents in trouble except Mélenchon
While the popularity of the head of state rises, that of the other candidates for the presidential election falls. LR candidate Valérie Pécresse drops 7 points (34%) and goes from 9 to 25e square. Beyond the context of the war in Ukraine, she continues to pay for her failed meeting at the Zenith and her lackluster media appearances. The same penalty for the ecologist Yannick Jadot who fell by 7 points. Anne Hidalgo continues her descent to hell. The PS candidate loses 3 points and drops to 27% of “good opinions”. Last September it was… 43%. On the left, only Jean-Luc Mélenchon does well: the rebel gets 4 points and rises to 40% and has a 10-point lead over the environmentalist. Above all, he is the first real opponent – if we put the former presidents François Hollande (6 .) asidee) and Nicolas Sarkozy (7e) plus the PS mayor of Lille Martine Aubry (11e† The communist Fabien Roussel resists a little (+1). The yeasts of a useful mood on the left are introduced gradually and could benefit Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Le Pen spared, Zemmour “pouted”
It is also not going well on the far right. The pro-Russian candidates toast. Marine Le Pen limits the damage. The RN candidate loses a small point (35%). She lets go of her rival Eric Zemmour, never again unpopular. The founder of “Reconquest! lightning takes. It only collects 27% of “good opinions” a drop of 6 points! The drop is severe, especially among LR sympathizers (-12) who do not share its views on the reception of Ukrainian refugees In the rejected contest, he takes the lead with 67% of “bad opinions” ahead of Marine Le Pen (62%) and Anne Hidalgo (61%), Twenty years after Jean-Marie Le Pen, Eric Zemmour has replaced the most hated politician.
Last element of this dashboard, the submissions of the deputy of the North Adrien Quatenens and the Minister of Agriculture Julien Denormandie. The lieutenant of Jean-Luc Mélenchon meets 19% of the “good opinions” and points, for lack of fame (63% of the French do not know him), on the 48e square. The Agriculture Minister, the “pivot” of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign, goes straight to an honorable 41e place and 23% of “good opinions”. Fairly correct for a very discreet minister, but much appreciated by the farmers.
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