The young centrist faces poor approval numbers after a political scandal involving his top bodyguard undermined his government’s moral authority.
The poll, conducted by Ifop for the conservative weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, showed that Mr Macron’s satisfaction rating had dropped to 29 per cent from 34 per cent in Ifop’s previous poll in August.
Among the 29 per cent who expressed satisfaction with the 40-year-old leader, three per cent said they were “very satisfied” and 26 per cent said they were “mostly satisfied”.
An overwhelming majority of respondents – 70 per cent – told Ifop they were “unhappy” with the young centrist’s actions as president, up four percentage points in one month.
In June 2017, 64 per cent of respondents expressed satisfaction with their new leader, according to Ifop.
The poll also showed that while Mr Macron is more popular than his socialist predecessor François Hollande at the same point in his presidency, he is less popular than France’s former conservative leader Nicolas Sarkozy.
In September 2013, some 23 per cent of respondents told Ifop they were satisfied with Mr Hollande, while some 37 per cent expressed satisfaction with Mr Sarkozy in September 2008.
The results of the Ifop poll chimed with other surveys that have shown the president’s approval ratings sink to new lows following an embarrassing scandal surrounding his top security aide in July and lower-than-expected growth.
Only those who voted for him in the presidential election’s first round still support him today
A separate poll by Kantar Sofres Onepoint published on September 17 showed that only 19 per cent of French people hold a positive view of Mr Macron’s record, while an Odoxa poll published on September 11 showed that 71 per cent think he is a “bad” president.
The president’s relationship with the French has become “extremely fragile,” Ifop’s deputy chief Frédéric Dabi told the JDD.
“Only those who voted for him in the presidential election’s first round still support him today.”
His voter base is showing signs of “cracking,” and voters’ benevolent attitude towards Mr Macron has soured, Mr Dabi added.
Mr Macron’s political missteps have caused the French to turn against him and cast doubt on his election promise to build an “exemplary” Republic, with many referring to his failure to address the scandals over the summer and biting, condescending remarks as the main reason for their dislike.
Just last week, he sparked criticism for telling a jobless youth that he could find a job “just by crossing the street”.
News channels played videos of the exchange in a loop, calling it the latest insensitive gaffe from Mr Macron, who has previously referred to people as “slackers” and scolded striking workers for “kicking up a bloody fuss”.
The Ifop poll of 1,964 people aged 18 and over was carried out online and over the phone between September 14 and September 22.