Most French people do not expect any changes with the

French Prime Minister Attal more popular than Macron

Paris, January 21 (Prensa Latina) Newly appointed French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal's popularity far exceeds that of President Emmanuel Macron, who nevertheless improved his image in January, a poll shows today.

According to the Ipsos poll for La Tribune Dimanche, 37 percent of respondents approved of the Matignon Palace's youngest head in the Fifth Republic, at 34, while 30 percent thought the same about the president, who is serving out his term. second five-year term from the Elysée.

When it comes to the negative criteria, Macron added 65 percent in the study, i.e. only 37 percent.

The former education chief's appointment as prime minister sparked comments in the press such as unease that his greater popularity would supposedly cause the head of state or that it would ultimately impact his future in politics.

Ipsos' own poll asked people which leaders they would most like to see in power after the 2027 presidential election, in which Macron cannot run for a third term.

Without surprises and in line with other recent opinion studies, the leader of the extreme right, Marine Le Pen (Rassemblement National), was at the top of the preferences with 36 percent, ahead of the former prime minister and mayor of Le Havre, Édouard Philippe (33) .

Behind them were Attal (31), the Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire (25), the deputy of La France Insumisa François Ruffin (21), the founder and leader of the Insumisos, Jean-Luc Mélenchon (19), and the supreme leader of the communists, Fabien Roussel (19).

As for the French's biggest concerns, the survey confirmed purchasing power problems at 55 percent, followed by difficulties with social services (40), including health and retirement, and the level of immigration (32).