(Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande's popularity has fallen to the lowest level since he was elected last May, taking his rating below that of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for the first time, a poll showed on Sunday.
Only 31 percent are satisfied with Hollande's performance, eight points less than last month, as the Socialist president battles unemployment at a 13-year high and a stagnant economy, according to the poll carried out for newspaper Metro and TV channel LCI.
Hollande had started his presidency with a 59 percent approval rating in the monthly Clai-Metro-LCI poll carried out by OpinionWay.
Since then, he has been struggling with a promise to halt a rise in unemployment and his government has announced billions in spending cuts.
Since I don't care of French politics, I need to show the people's disaffection when socialist ideology becomes policy. A 31% approval rating is considered failure. In relation to America policy, a socialist agenda would produce the same result. Currently, Obama approval rating is below 50%. Close to 45% of the American people disapprove on the presidents policy.