(Bloomberg) -- On the eve of Donald Trump’s visit to France, a poll says the French still disapprove of the U.S. president, but much less than a year ago.
Trump’s disapproval rating is 65 percent among the French public, well down from the 81 percent who said they disliked him a year ago, according to an Odoxa poll for Le Figaro newspaper. The pollsters said the improved opinion of Trump is linked to a perception he’s been good for the U.S. economy and job creation.
Still, only 10 percent said they had a positive image of him, with 25 percent said they didn’t have an opinion.
Trump is among world leaders in Paris this weekend commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. He meets one-on-one Saturday with French President Emmanuel Macron, and Sunday attends a ceremony marking the end of the war, and a lunch hosted by Macron.
Trump is most popular among French working class voters, where only 54 percent dislike him, and least popular among white-collar workers, where 79 percent have a bad image of him. Still, overall, 83 percent said he’s “dangerous” and 80 percent said they don’t want a French version of him.
Macron has seen his own popularity slide, with an average approval rating of 27 percent in November.
Odoxa’s Trump poll was carried out online Nov. 7 and 8, with 1,001 respondents. No margin of error was given.
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