ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: Sondage 72 % des Français n’ont pas été convaincus par François Hollande
by FRÉDÉRIC DURAND
Translated Thursday 24 September 2015, by
Many French people were left unconvinced after François Hollande’s most recent press conference on Monday
Many French people were left unconvinced after François Hollande’s most recent press conference on Monday. According to a survey by Harris Interactive for LCP, which was published yesterday, only 26% of those who heard him speak found him “convincing”, compared to 72% who felt that he was not, and 2% did not make a judgement either way. This is a 10% decrease compared with his previous press conference, on 5th February, one month after the attacks against Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes. This time, François Hollande was not convincing during any of the announcements he made: only 43% were “convinced” when he spoke about the surveillance flights in Syria, 32% on France’s welcoming of 24,000 refugees, 24% by the tax reductions announced for 2016, 23% by the reform of the labour code, and 22% by the proposals regarding the COP21 on climate change.