Nothing new under the sun: a collapsing love rating has become the rule and not the exception for a president of the Fifth Republic. Less than one in four French people today trust Emmanuel Macron (24% according to the Kantar-Sofres barometer of February 2020 for Figaro Magazine ). At the same time, in the 32nd month of his mandate, Nicolas Sarkozy had fallen to 30% and François Hollande to 23% (after a low of 15% in autumn 2014). Scores, it should be remembered, much lower than those of François Mitterrand (47%) and Jacques Chirac (44%) measured at this stage of their first mandate (then a seven-year term).
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Compared to his predecessors at the Élysée, Emmanuel Macron nevertheless stands out in two respects. First of all, he is the only one who initially displayed a confidence rating lower than his score in the ballot box: elected in May 2017 with 66% of the votes cast (against Marine Le Pen), the first Kantar-Sofres barometer produced in June 2017 credits it with a level
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