Some 61 percent of voters have a negative opinion of French presidential election candidate Francois Fillon, according to an opinion poll carried out after the publication of allegations that he paid his wife for a fake job.


The Odoxa poll shows 38 percent have a good opinion of Fillon. That is a drop of 16 percentage points since a similar poll carried out in November, Odoxa pollsters said.


The poll was carried out online on Thursday among 1,012 people.