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Presidential 2022: 55% of French people have a good opinion of EELV


EXCLUSIVE SURVEY - If the party remains appreciated by the French, it still suffers from a credibility deficit on subjects that are not related to the environment.

Engaged in an open primary to nominate their presidential candidate, the Greens retain their capital of sympathy.

According to the Odoxa poll carried out with Backbone Consulting for

Le Figaro

, 55% of French people have a good opinion of Europe Écologie-Les Verts.

A score up 12 points since September 2020. Proof that environmentalists have recovered well from the successive controversies provoked by the various mayors of the big cities - Christmas tree in Bordeaux, Tour de France in Lyon, aerodrome in Poitiers ... At the time, their popularity had fallen by 14 points compared to a survey preceding the municipal elections.

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Not "realistic" enough

Problem: 58% of French people believe that their project for society is not


, and 54% consider that it is not


. Rooted by tradition in the "counter-culture", environmentalists want to prove that they are now ripe to win power. This will therefore be one of the projects to be pursued for the future winner of the environmentalists primary. "

If they want to exceed the 5% which until now constituted their record score in this election, environmentalists must change their image of 'nice babacools', not capable of governing

", notes Gaël Sliman, the president of 'Odoxa.

In fact, a majority of French people believe that the Greens would do less well than the current government on

“economic and social policy”

(62%), on


(74%) or on

“international policy”

. On the other hand, 72% believe that environmentalists would do better on

“the environment”

. "

This is good, but it is not enough, because to succeed in garnering votes in the presidential election, environmentalists must prove that they have a global project that goes beyond environmental issues

", continues Gaël Sliman . Moreover, if ecology is perceived as an important subject for 91% of the French, they are only 33% to consider that this question must be



58% consider that it is

“important but not a priority”

and 9% that it is even

“not important”


It also remains to be seen which ecologist will be appointed by the primary.

The result will be known no later than September 29 after a possible second round.

For 37% of French people, Yannick Jadot would be by far

“the best candidate to represent environmentalists”


He is followed by the ex-spokesperson for EELV Sandrine Rousseau (22%), the former minister Delphine Batho (19%), the mayor of Grenoble Éric Piolle (9%) and the “centrist” ecologist Jean -Marc Governatori (7%).

However, previous environmentalists' polls have shown that their choice rarely conforms to the preferences of the French (Nicolas Hulot eliminated in 2012, Cécile Duflot in 2016).

Source: lefigaro

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