The political crisis linked to the pension reform continues to weigh on the popularity of Emmanuel Macron. The president’s rating even collapsed in March to a lowest since the beginning of 2019 at the end of the “yellow vests” crisis, according to the monthly Ifop barometer published by the Sunday newspaper.
The Head of State is 28% satisfied (-4 points) and 70% dissatisfied according to this study carried out between March 9 and 16, i.e. during the negotiations which finally led Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne to resort to article 49.3 of the Constitution to have the much-contested reform adopted, which raises the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 years.
Minus 13 points since the re-election of the president
Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has fallen by 13 points since his re-election in May 2022. It had reached its lowest level (23%) in December 2018, at the height of the demonstrations of “yellow vests”.
For her part, the popularity of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne remained stable in March at 29% satisfied, but with a little more dissatisfaction (67%, +1). She remains at her lowest level of popularity since her arrival at Matignon in May.
This survey was conducted online with a sample of 1,928 people aged 18 and over, representative of the French population, using the quota method. The margin of error is between 1 and 2.3 points.