By Nur Asena Erturk
ANKARA (AA) – French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating is at its lowest since 2018, according to a survey.
Research and consulting company BVA conducted a survey for the French broadcaster RTL on March 24-25, and published the results on its website on Monday.
Macron's popularity is at its lowest since 2018, reaching 28% and approaching the level recorded during the 2018 Yellow Vest protests (26%), BVA said.
This is due to the pension reform plan which triggered massive outrage when revealed in January.
The rating indicates a downfall of six points in a month for Macron.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne also suffers from plunging popularity, with 28%.
It is the lowest rating recorded since her nomination as the prime minister, the survey showed.
A survey conducted in early March by another research and consulting company, Ipsos, for the weekly Le Point, showed that Macron's popularity rating was at its lowest in three years, with 32%.
Borne's popularity was 27%, after a fall of seven points, according to the same survey.