His decision has sparked much controversy within the ruling Socialist party. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira and Hollande’s former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault publicly criticized it.
The poll conducted by research firm Elabe for BFM-TV showed that 86 percent of those surveyed favored the plan, with 67 percent saying it did not contradict left-wing values.
Currently, only naturalized citizens can be stripped of their French citizenship. Extending the measure to all dual nationals has divided politicians on both the left and right.