Mr Michel, a Francophone liberal, is popular, but only 32% of Belgians see him as a real leader. He's more seen as a leader in Flanders (38%) than in Wallonia (22%). 65% of Flemings believe that he is courageous, while the figure for Wallonia in only 48%.
The researchers also wanted to find out if people thought Mr Michel was right to take his MR party into a coalition with the Flemish nationalists, Christian democrats and liberals. 49% of Belgians believe he did the right thing. In Wallonia the decision of the Francophone liberals to join a coalition as the only Francophone party only picks up 35% support.