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Hollande Approval Rating Drops to 56% in France, IFOP Poll Shows

July 11, 2012

French President Francois Hollande’s approval rating fell to 56 percent this month from 63 percent in a previous poll conducted in May and June, according to a survey by IFOP for Paris Match.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents said Hollande was close to the concerns of the French, down from 77 percent in the earlier survey, while 53 percent said his policies were efficient in coping with debt and the public deficit, down from 59 percent previously.

Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s approval rating fell to 63 percent from 68 percent, according to the poll released today.

The poll was based on telephone interviews conducted with 1,005 people aged 18 or older July 5 to July 6 and has a margin of error of about 1.8 percent, according to the study released by IFOP and the magazine.

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