Emmanuel Macron approval rating fallen below 50 percent: Ifop

Vastavam web: French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating has fallen below 50 percent to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France’s costly civil service.In a Feb. 7-17 survey by pollster Ifop for the weekly Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper, 44 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with Macron, down 6 points from Ifop’s previous poll in January.The government announced plans in early February to modernise the public administration in a country with one of the highest public spending ratios in the world.