According to an Ifop poll for the JDD, security is a weak point in Emmanuel Macron’s balance sheet for public opinion, since 59% of French people consider him negative.
The results of our Ifop survey underline this: 59% of French people consider Emmanuel Macron’s balance sheet in terms of security negative, against 31% who consider it positive. A figure in sharp decline compared to the beginning of the five-year term: in April 2018, it stood at 41% of positive opinions. “The sovereign is not an asset for him, which is rare for an outgoing president, notes Frédéric Dabi, director general of Ifop. It is his real weak point, and it is on this that the right the attack.” Thus, 81% of Republican voters consider Macron’s security record to be negative. The latter, rather close on economic issues, are far from the supporters of La République en Marche (LREM), who consider 82% positive the President’s action against insecurity… The “at the same time” electoral, on this plan there, does not work.
It can be a real handicap for Macron in the campaign if and only if the subject dominates it
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In detail, 50% of French people consider Macron’s record in the fight against terrorism to be positive. They are only 31% on maintaining order on a daily basis and 28% on the fight against delinquency and crime. And the results of the fight against violence against women, a cause put forward by the executive, are only considered positive by 37% of respondents – and only by 34% of women. “Will his opponents take advantage of it? It can be a real handicap for him in the campaign if and only if the subject dominates it, and we don’t take the path”, predicts Frédéric Dabi. Questions related to purchasing power have continued to rise in the concerns of the French in recent weeks.
Ifop survey for the JDD, carried out from January 20 to 21, 2022 among a representative sample of 1,017 people aged 18 and over (quota method). The interviews took place by self-administered online questionnaire. The margin of error is between 1.4 and 3.1 points.