Poll shows Macron's ratings dip following July scandal

The results of an Ifop opinion poll published on Sunday show French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating as falling to 39 percent of those questioned, one percentage point down from a similar Ifop survey in June, apparently as the result of his handling of the scandal surroung his disgraced security aide who beat up a man during May Day disturbances while wearing police insignia.

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity slid to a fresh low following a scandal surrounding his former senior bodyguard, according to a wide-ranging survey on Sunday, countering a less damaging picture painted by other polls, reports Reuters.