Hollande’s poll ratings slump

French president François Hollande’s approval rating declined for the sixth month in a row in November, a poll has showed, as he wrestles with a sickly economy and rising unemployment.

The number of people satisfied with Hollande’s performance slipped by 1 percentage point to 41% in November, according to the Ifop poll, a new low since he became France’s first Socialist president in 17 years in May.

Hollande said public criticism would not divert him from his goal of reviving the economy and called on voters to judge him in five years.

The approval rating of prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault worsened at a faster rate, declining by 6 percentage points to 43% this month, according to the poll carried out for Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

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