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Hollande's popularity hits new low of 15%

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-11-14

After falling to a record low of 26 percent in October, approval for French President François Hollande has collapsed even further, with a poll published Thursday giving him just 15 percent support.

French President François Hollande’s already disastrous approval rating has sunk to a new low, with a survey published Thursday showing only 15 percent support for the Socialist leader.

The YouGov poll, for the Huffington Post and i>TELE, is the latest bit of bad news for Hollande.

Last month a BVA survey gave him 26 percent approval – the lowest score for a French president in the 32 years BVA has been taking stock of their popularity.

Asked how they judged Hollande's actions as president, just three percent of respondents to Thursday’s survey said they had a very positive opinion, while 12 percent said it was positive.

Seventy-six percent said they had a somewhat negative or very negative opinion. Nine percent would not comment.

The downturn follows the exposure of record unemployment, rising taxes and weak growth amid a growing nationwide feeling of despondency due to job cuts and factory closures.

Respondents put unemployment at the top of their concerns (36 percent), well ahead of taxes (13 percent) and immigration (nine percent).

The poll was carried out online between November 8 and 12 and was based on a sample of 950 voters.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)

Date created : 2013-11-14

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