Their demeanor could not be more different: Schleswig-Holstein's approachable election winner, Daniel Günther, took the lead in the politicians' ranking and relegated the taciturn chancellor Scholz to fifth place. Hendrik Wüst is new in the top group.
The winner of the state elections in Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, surprisingly took first place in the politicians' ranking in May with 58 trust points. He was able to gain 13 points since the last ranking in March. The green politicians Robert Habeck (56 points) and Annalena Baerbock (53 points) follow in second and third place. The winner of the North Rhine-Westphalian state election, Hendrik Wüst, follows in fourth place with 50 trust points, just ahead of Chancellor Olaf Scholz with 49 points.
Two months ago, the quintet at the top of the rankings looked very different: Chancellor Scholz led, followed by Baerbock, followed by Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, who can no longer be found in the first places. Habeck and CSU boss Markus Söder took 4th and 5th place.
In the politician ranking, the opinion research institute Forsa regularly determines which politicians the respondents see the country as "in good hands". Citizens can rate their assessment with values from 0 ("is not in good hands at all") to 100 ("is completely in good hands").
Cem Özdemir (46 points), Karl Lauterbach (45 points), Markus Söder and Lars Klingbeil (42 points each) and Christian Lindner (40 points) are currently in 6th to 10th place in the ranking with values of over 40 points.
The new CDU chairman Friedrich Merz comes in 11th with 37 points. After Merz, Wolfgang Kubicki, Marco Buschmann and Kevin Kühnert follow with 33 and 32 points respectively. At the bottom of the ranking in May are Saskia Esken, Dietmar Bartsch and Christine Lambrecht with values between 23 and 26 points and Janine Wissler, Tino Chrupalla and Alice Weidel with values below 20 points.
Compared to the last ranking in March, 13 of the 19 political actors included in March have lost trust. In addition to Lauterbach, Scholz and Söder, Lars Klingbeil also went down, as did Wolfgang Kubicki, Marco Buschmann, Dietmar Bartsch and Janine Wissler (each minus 4 points). Only 4 political actors have gained trust compared to March: Daniel Günther, Robert Habeck (plus 7 points), Hendrik Wüst (plus 5 points) and Annalena Baerbock (plus 2 points).