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Macron opinion poll ratings slide to record low

An opinion survey published on Sunday showed French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating at its lowest level since coming to office last year, with just 29 percent of those polled declaring themselves satisfied with his leadership, down from 34 percent last month and 39 percent two months ago.

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Burgers winning takeaway war with baguettes in France

A total of 1.46 billion burgers were sold last year in France, compared with 1.22 billion baguettes filled with sliced ham, according to study just released, which also estimated that at least one type of burger is on the menu at 85% of French restaurants.

Opinion polls find Macron losing his shine

The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, whose first months in power were marked by glowing media coverage of his appearances on the world stage, has tumbled by ten percent in latest opinion poll ratings in France as he prepares to enact sweeping national budget cuts and structural reforms.

Centrist Macron slips in poll ratings after angering Right and Left

France's maverick centrist presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron has begun slipping in opinion polls, which previously placed him as a frontrunner in the race, following comments slamming France's colonial past in Algeria, sparking uproar on the Right, and his remarks that the same-sex marriage law had 'humiliated' its Catholic and rightwing opponents, infuriating many on the Left.

Poll finds Macron 'most popular' French politician

As campaigning for next year's presidential elections approaches, an opinion survey finds centrist former economy minister Emmanuel Macron is most popular of French politicians, ahead of conservative presidential candidate François Fillon.

Unpopular Hollande gets modest poll boost after Paris attacks

French president’s approval rating up by seven to eight points in various polls, while prime minister Manuel Valls also gets popularity boost.

French 'losing taste for force-fed foie gras'

An opinion poll for a French animal rights group found almost half of those questioned support a ban on the force-feeding of geese and ducks.

French 'to be the most-spoken langauge by 2050'

Research by French investment bank Natixis finds that within 40 years French will be spoken by more people than English or Manadarin.

French president Hollande's popularity at new low in Ifop poll

The approval rating for the French head of state fell to a new low of 20 percent, the worst for a French president since the poll started in 1958.

French voters have had enough of François Hollande and his government

Austerity and corruption – and disgust at the style of the presidency – have created profound disillusionment on the Left a year after the election.

Ailing French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault turns to new spin doctor


Late on Friday, the French Prime Minister’s office announced it was sacking its two public relations directors and the creation of a new “communications pole”, to be headed by a high-flying executive from the multinational advertising and PR group Publicis. The move revealed a growing malaise within government at Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s failure to impose himself on the public stage, and came less than 24 hours after President François Hollande held a lengthy television interview in which Ayrault's name was not once mentioned. Mathieu Magnaudeix reports.

France's Hollande approval rating below Le Pen's - poll

President Francois Hollande's popularity falls to the lowest level since he was elected, taking his rating below that of far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Hollande and 'the Bamako effect'

President Hollande has enjoyed acclaim for his handling of the French-led war in Mali, but a sterner challenge awaits, argues The Economist.

'Mediocre' Hollande under fire from allies

President François Hollande returns from summer break, his political honeymoon over amid growing criticism from within his own camp.