Macron climbs in the polls


President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity is the highest it has been since the gilets jaunes protests started last November.

32 percent of the poll participants said that Macron is a good president. He hit an all time low of 27 percent in December, so he must be pleased with the latest result.

Also as part of the poll, the question was raised about whether the protests should stop. 55 percent thought they should, so that’s not a very overwhelming majority, but it is the highest it’s been since the protests began.

Macron’s popularity has recovered as his government promised a firmer response to protester violence, although the extra €24,000 per day spent in Montpellier for extra security didn’t seem to make a difference to this Saturday’s damage.