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French president has best ratings since 2012 after Paris attacks: Poll

AFP , Tuesday 1 Dec 2015
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French President Francois Hollande's ratings zoomed up to 50 percent, the best since 2012, following his hardline response against militants after the Paris attacks, a poll showed Tuesday.

It was the best score for Hollande since July 2012, according to a poll by Ifop/Fiducial for Paris Match and Sud Radio. The French leader's popularity had reached extremely low levels in the past three years.

Hollande's approval ratings, which have been hit by his failure to stop unemployment, had earlier shot up by 21 points in the aftermath of the January attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

"For the second time this year, we have witnessed a tremendous surge in the president's popularity," Ifop's deupty director Frederic Dabi said.

The latest poll results were published just five days before the first round in a regional vote that is widely seen as a litmus test of the 2017 general election. For the first time, the far-right National Front appears set to win at least two regions.

The poll showed 62 percent of French people polled believe Hollande "defends France's interests abroad well", while 38 percent believe he "tells the truth" to his electorate.

Another 38 percent feel the president "is close to the concerns of the French", while only 28 percent want him to be re-elected in 2017.

The results of the poll were based on telephone surveys conducted with 983 adult respondents on November 27 and 28.

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