A LESSON FOR PEOPLE WHO POLL-WATCH

From Sudip Kar-Gupta’s article for Reuters:

Most French voters are now dissatisfied with Emmanuel Macron’s performance, a poll showed on Sunday, a dramatic decline for a president who basked in a landslide election victory less than four months ago.

The poll, conducted by Ifop for newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD), showed Macron’s “dissatisfaction rating” rising to 57 percent, from 43 percent in July.

Forty percent expressed satisfaction with the centrist leader – down 14 points from July.

French government spokesman Christophe Castaner said the ruling party was going through a tricky time, but added that displeasing some people was a price worth paying if the government wanted to push through reforms.

“Yes, we are encountering difficulties, but you cannot just spend your time only looking at polls when you’re in government. We are there to transform the country. Our country needs us to take risks, and we are taking risks,” Castaner told BFM TV.

Emanuel Macron become President of France in May.  And those are the same people who elected him.

This is a lesson about what poll numbers mean, for anyone who wants to learn it.  I wonder how many of the people who live and die by these polls will be receptive.

 

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