French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates with his supporters in Paris, France, Sunday, April 24, 2022, after winning another five years in the French presidential palace. If the unpopular Macron can become the first French president in 20 years to win reelection in today’s political climate, the implication is that other underperforming incumbents can win when they’re challenged from the far right.

Christophe Ena, Associated Press

Are the results of the French presidential election a good omen for Democrats? White House chief of staff Ron Klein seems to think so.

Moderate President Emmanuel Macron won reelection on Sunday over far-right National Rally opponent Marine Le Pen, and “at a time when his approval rating is 36%. Hmmm….” Klain tweeted. “An interesting observation, just FYI.”

An interesting observation, just FYI.

President Macron appears to have secured a double-digit victory over LePen, at a time when his approval rating is 36%. Hmmm….https://t.co/N50u8He5gW

— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) April 24, 2022

If the unpopular Macron can become the first French president in 20 years to win reelection in today’s political climate, the implication is that other underperforming incumbents can win when they’re challenged from the far right.

Macron’s first win in 2017 was seen as a victory for centrists following 2016’s Brexit and former President Donald Trump’s election. This time around, The Economist argued Macron’s fate mattered beyond France because support for the center has eroded, and Macron’s path could prove to be a cautionary tale.

🇫🇷 Cover for the April 9, 2022 Economist, by Guillem Casasus: “Why Macron’s fate matters beyond France”

🔗 : https://t.co/Tz7wnhQ42R pic.twitter.com/f7Mwje01oS

— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) April 22, 2022

President Joe Biden’s approval rating is stuck in the low 40s, according to Gallup polling, and a Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll released Friday found just 34% of Utah voters approve of the job Biden is doing. But Biden is trying to make the case that today’s Republican Party …read more

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President Emmanuel Macron won reelection. So what’s that mean for the U.S.?

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