Mr Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe's popularity ratings hit new lows as the "yellow vest" protests gathered speed, according to an Ifop-Fiducial poll. The young centrist has been hit by a wave of popular discontent over a planned eco-tax rise, which quickly morphed into a broader rebuke of his aloof leadership style and tough policies. Mr Macron's satisfaction rating fell to 23 per cent in November, down six percentage points on the previous month, the poll for Paris Match and Sud Radio showed. Mr Philippe's approval rating fell by 10 percentage points to 26 per cent. Seventy-six per cent of those interviewed said they were "dissatisfied" with Mr Macron's actions as president, with half stressing they "totally disapproved" of his actions. The 40-year-old leader's score now matches the low recorded by his socialist predecessor François Hollande in late 2013, according to Paris Match. Mr Hollande is widely considered to be the least popular head of state in modern French...
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