Macron, Attal ratings slump as National Rally retains the lead ahead of snap elections

President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Gabriel Attal have experienced a significant decline in popularity, while the latest polls shows France's far-right National Rally in the lead ahead of legislative elections taking place over two rounds at the end of June and beginning of July.

France's far right National Rally (RN) party and its allies are seen leading the first round of the country's parliamentary elections with 35.5 percent of the vote, according to a poll published this Sunday.

The Ipsos survey – conducted for Le Parisien newspaper and Radio France on 19 and 20 June – showed the left-wing New Popular Front (NPF) alliance in second place with 29.5 percent of the vote.

President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance was seen in third place, winning 19.5 percent of votes.

However, the popularity of both Macron and Prime Minister Gabriel Attal has slumped significantly.

Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating collapsed by five points in June compared with May, with 26 percent of French people satisfied with his actions.

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