The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Pensions: Emmanuel Macron has never been so unconvinced, support for mobilization on the rise


An Odoxa-Backbone consulting survey carried out for Le Figaro reveals the counterproductive effects of the President of the Republic speaking out.

Emmanuel Macron obviously missed his target.

Followed by ten million French people according to figures from Médiamétrie, the intervention of the Head of State, broadcast on TF1 and France 2 on the eve of a ninth day of contestation of the pension reform, seems to have worsened the social climate. .

This is shown by an Odoxa-Backbone consulting survey, carried out for

Le Figaro


According to the latter, the president has not convinced three quarters of the French - 76% of them -, all political tendencies combined.

This makes it "

the worst intervention in the history of Emmanuel Macron's post-tests

", as noted by the institute used to analyzing the effects caused by the president's speeches.

This is compared to the speech of December 11, 2018, during which the president only convinced 37% of citizens in the midst of the “yellow vests” crisis.

A level, at the time, already at its lowest.



- Strike against pension reform: first tensions in the demonstrations, record participation in Toulon

In detail, Emmanuel Macron failed to convey his messages – he who insisted on the need for this reform and presented some of the projects to come.

The Elysée tenant certainly seemed "


" (54%), showing rather that he knew where he was going (51%).

But he did not meet the expectations of the French.

The president gave the impression of not understanding their concerns (71%) and of not taking “

the measure of the gravity of the situation

” (70%).

His personality is also criticized, since Emmanuel Macron is perceived as having been neither reassuring (79%), nor humble and modest (78%).

Overflows attributed to the government

It is once again a much more severe look than during the speech delivered at the height of the movement of "yellow vests".

Odoxa notes these data as follows: “

-26 points on humility, -21 points on the ability to show that he understood the concerns of the French, -25 points on taking into account the seriousness of the situation.


The result of this intervention is therefore counterproductive, with a net increase in the support given to the mobilization.

67% of French people now think that the movement should continue, six points more than last week before the activation of article 49-3, and ten points more than two weeks ago.


If we go back to the comparison with the era of the 'yellow vests', the desire for the movement to stop is also significantly lower (13 points less) than that observed the day after the intervention of December 11, 2018.

», recalls the president of Odoxa, Gaël Sliman.

Read also Pensions: Dussopt wants to “re-establish a dialogue” with the unions, Berger calls for a “period of decency” before a new meeting

Even the perceptible radicalization of the movement does not shake French support.

Violence and outbursts are seen as predictable (91%), and citizens expect them to get worse in the days to come (83%).

These acts also raise concerns (72%) and seem unjustifiable (56%).

But these are not attributed to the demonstrators.

Seven out of ten French people consider the government guilty of having provoked this situation, and this for a widely defended reason (61%): "

(These acts) are the only way to be heard since (the government) does not listen to the peaceful protesters.


Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-23

You may like

News/Politics 2023-04-28T15:49:54.512Z

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2023-05-30T04:13:12.229Z
News/Politics 2023-05-29T17:01:57.437Z


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.