Sep 16, 2018

Emmanuel Macron's approval rating dips below 20%

Emmanuel Macron

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Just 19% of French people approve of President Emmanuel Macron's performance since he took office in May 2017, according to a new poll reported by Bloomberg.

The big picture: The figure is consistent with earlier polling that shows Macron's approval rating has hit an all-time low as he faces backlash over labor market reforms and a scandal in which his bodyguard was caught on camera beating a protestor.

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