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Hollande's poularity hits new low despite fresh economic measures

English.news.cn   2014-02-07 04:44:01

PARIS, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Despite fresh measures to inject dynamism in the ailing economy, French President Francois Hollande suffered a new setback with his approval ratings fall to the lowest level so far, a monthly poll showed on Thursday.

In a survey by pollster TNS Sofres published in the weekly Le Figaro magazine, Hollande's approval ratings dropped by 3 points in February from last month to 19 percent, the country's lowest ever popularity of almost all presidents.

Less than a quarter of voters kept faith on Hollande to fix the economic troubles of the eurozone's main powerhouse and to deliver on his promises to create wealth and bring down the rampant unemployment rate.

In order to regain confidence of the increasingly frustrated voters, the Socialist occupant of the Elysee unveiled the "responsibility pact", a new device to help creating enough posts for millions of jobseekers.

"The responsibility pact has been overshadowed by other events ... the unemployment with the curve not reversed despite president's promises, and especially Hollande's private live," the poll said.

The fresh setback in poll will add more pressure on Hollande, who is already under fire, to revive his popularity at a time when his reforms of family laws stired massive street protests.

Editor: yan
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