Trust rating of Fillon in France for the month fell by 10 points

Trust rating of Fillon in France for the month fell by 10 points

According to the data released by the magazine L’express research policy is now trusted by only 22% of the French.

PARIS, February 14. /Offset. TASS Ivan Batyrev/. The trust level of the candidate in presidents of France Francois Fillon during the month fell by 10 points on the background of the scandal with suspicions about the policy and his wife Penelope in violation of labor laws. These data were obtained the results of the monthly poll conducted by the sociological service Odoxa and published by the magazine L’express.

The study showed, and now Fillon is trusted by only 22% of the French

With this figure, which was 10 points lower than in January, the candidate of the party “the Republicans” took the tenth place in the list of politicians that cause the greatest trust of the voters.

With a powerful surge over the same reporting period was made by the socialist Benoit Hamon, in January, won the primaries of the left and officially approved by the candidate from the ruling Socialist party in the upcoming presidential elections. In comparison with January, his trust rating increased by 10 points, and now with a score of 33%, it ranks third. This position he shares with the far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

The leader of the level of confidence of French voters in February left former economy Minister, the leader of the movement “On the March” Emmanuel macron. Although his rating for the month decreased by 3 points, the politician retained the first place — trust in him was expressed by 37% of respondents.

Second place goes to the mayor of Bordeaux Alain juppé, who was considered the main favorite in the fight for the presidential nomination of the centre-right, but lost in the end in the primaries Fillon. His trust rating in February was 35%, which is 1 point more than in the previous month. Previously voiced the opinion that Juppe is now to join the presidential race, replacing compromised Fillon, however, the politician, commenting on the rumors, has made it clear that to return to the election campaign he did not intend.


The scandal surrounding the possible theft Fillon public funds by creating fictitious jobs erupted after a series of publications in the weekly newspaper Le Canard enchaîné. According to her, the politician’s wife Penelope Fillon received in the period from 1998 to 2002 from funds intended for the payment of the assistants of parliamentarians, at least €600 thousand.

Francois Fillon says that his wife did the work of the assistant, however, many deputies said that never saw her in the National Assembly. Similar allegations media and payment Fillon’s work on his two children.

Now the investigation into his case involved employees of the National financial Prosecutor’s office of France. The politician’s lawyers insist on the weakness of the case, claiming that Genprokuratura does not have the necessary permissions.

In the background received a tremendous response to the scandal, the party “the Republicans” held an emergency meeting on which has confirmed that the question of the withdrawal of the Fillon from the election at the moment is not assigned. The politician said that he will withdraw his candidacy in case he will be officially charged with any charges.

Presidential elections in France will be held in two rounds on 23 April and 7 may. The deadline for nominations is March 17.