Pension reform: 56% of French people call for an end to the strike, in particular LREM and LR supporters, according to a survey

Pension reform: 56% of French people call for an end to the strike, in particular LREM and LR supporters, according to a survey

The end of the strike is particularly requested by Ile-de-France residents (59%) who are particularly affected by the disruption of public transport.

Parisian demonstration against the pension reform of January 16, 2020 (illustration photo).  (PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP)

The social movement against pension reform continues to divide the French. They are 56% to wish the end of the strike against the pension reform, according to an Odoxa-Dentsu Consulting survey carried out for franceinfo and Le Figaro published Thursday 23 January. All the actors in the conflict, in particular the CGT and the executive, are losing popularity after a month and a half of conflict.

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According to this survey, 56% of French people demand an end to the strike against the pension reform, this figure has been stable since the beginning of January. The end of the strike is particularly requested by Ile-de-France residents (59%) who are particularly affected by the disruption of public transport. LREM supporters are the most likely to demand an end to the strike (93%), while 83% of Les Républicains supporters are in favor of ending the movement.

On the other hand, 43% of those polled still want the movement to continue after more than a month and a half of conflict. Sympathizers of rebellious France and the National Rally are the most motivated: 79% of “Insoumis” want the strike to continue, as do 60% of RN sympathizers.

65% of bad opinions for Emmanuel Macron

All the actors in this conflict suffer from a bad opinion, underlines this survey, in particular the CGT and the executive rejected by nearly two French in three. The President of the Republic collects 65% of bad opinions, the Prime Minister 63%.

The CGT, at the head of the fight, collects 36% of good opinions against 62% of bad opinions. Among the unions, the CFDT is doing relatively the least badly with 40% of good opinions. But its popularity drops by 3 points in one week and 5 points in two weeks. He does not really emerge a “winner” from this conflict, with 58% of bad opinions.

The CGT, on the other hand, has become the union preferred by all left-wing sympathizers (66% of good opinions among rebellious supporters and 60% among those of the PS), widely preferred to the CFDT.

Finally, it should be noted that SNCF and RATP employees collect bad opinions from more than six in ten French people (62%).

This survey was carried out on a sample of 1002 French people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, interviewed online on January 22 and 23, 2020.