Emmanuel Macron staring at election ruin as President ‘hardly stands chance’ of win
Polling in recent months has indicated that French President Macron will face a much tougher challenge in next year’s election than he did back in 2017. His far-right opponent – Ms Le Pen – stands a real chance of becoming the next leader in France – if polling data is correct – as Mr Macron shifts to the right in an attempt to nullify her. Mr Macron’s approval rating amongst French voters has continued to slump, according to one study by pollsters Ifop. His disapproval rating was put at 60 percent, up two points from a similar poll earlier this month, compared to 37 percent who backed his leadership.
This comes amid a series of controversies surrounding the French President.
He has been criticised for his handling of the pandemic, his recent attempt to pass divisive security laws and his comments on Islam.
As a result of this, experts are warning that Mr Macron is losing support.
Sebastian Roche, a senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, called the draft security laws an acceleration of a trend he has been observing since Mr Macron came to power in 2017.
He said in November: “Macron was elected as being left-wing and right-wing, and he offered a well-balanced program.