|President Emmanuel Macron. Photo: Reuters.
An IFOP survey, published by Le Journal du Dimanche weekly on Saturday, showed that 57 percent of the French were unhappy about the president's actions, with 20 percent of them saying they were "very dissatisfied."
In June, 64 percent of the French approved of Macron's actions, an increase of two points, compared to 62 percent in May, when he assumed the presidency.
The survey provided similar statistics for Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande, whose rating also dropped in the first summer of his presidency, however, only by 2 percent, from 56 percent in July to 54 percent in August. In 2007, then-President Nicolas Sarkozy saw his approval rating climb from 66 percent in July to 69 percent in August of the same year.
The survey was carried out among 1,023 people on August 25-26.