Hard to imagine that the chancellor once had 60 percent of the Germans behind him. That was in March, since then Habeck and Baerbock have scored heavily and Scholz has clearly outperformed.
On the international stage, Olaf Scholz was able to score as G7 host in front of an Alpine backdrop last week. The chancellor assessment of the Germans, on the other hand, continues to be predominantly harsh. 52 percent of those surveyed in the RTL/ntv trend barometer are less or not at all satisfied with Scholz's current work. This is a slight improvement in the assessment compared to mid-June, when 56 percent of those questioned spoke negatively about the Chancellor's performance, but a far cry from the only 33 percent critics in March, after the "Zeitenwende" speech.
45 percent are currently (very) satisfied with the Chancellor's work, compared to 60 percent in March and 41 percent in the last survey in June. Only the supporters of the SPD (80 percent) are mostly satisfied with Scholz's work. The majority of the supporters of the Greens (52 percent) and the FDP (59 percent) as well as the supporters of the Union parties (55 percent) and the AfD (89 percent) are less or not at all satisfied with the work of Scholz.
Despite a slight decline in satisfaction, the work of Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock continues to be valued by significantly more Germans than the work of the Federal Chancellor. 57 percent of Germans are currently (very) satisfied with Baerbock's work, 39 percent are less or not at all satisfied. The majority of East Germans and above all the supporters of the AfD are less or not at all satisfied with Baerbock's work.
Significantly more Germans are satisfied (57 percent) than dissatisfied (36 percent) with the work of Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck. The majority of East Germans and supporters of the AfD are also not satisfied with Habeck's work.
The performance of Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner is currently rated positively by 40 percent of all Germans. 53 percent (6 percentage points) are less or not at all satisfied. The FDP supporters (73 percent) and - albeit to a lesser extent - the supporters of the Union parties (51 percent) are mostly satisfied with Lindner's work. A similar number of SPD supporters are satisfied with their work (48 percent) and dissatisfied (49 percent), while a clear majority of Green Party supporters are not satisfied with their work (64 percent).
Significantly more Germans are dissatisfied (67 percent) than satisfied (21 percent) with the work of Federal Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht. The majority of those who are not satisfied with Lambrecht's work predominate in all population and electoral groups. 62 percent of the SPD supporters are now dissatisfied with the work of "their" defense minister.
If one compares the current satisfaction values of Chancellor Scholz and those of the other cabinet members surveyed, the same ranking results as in the last survey in early May.
Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck are still clearly at the top with a satisfaction value of 57 percent and a positive balance in the evaluation. Olaf Scholz with 45 percent and Christian Lindner with 40 percent follow at a clear distance and cause more resentment among Germans than good ratings. Christine Lambrecht continues to bring up the rear, with two-thirds of Germans not being satisfied with her work.
The data was collected by the market and opinion research institute Forsa on behalf of RTL Germany on July 1 and 4, 2022. Database: 1001 respondents. Statistical error tolerance: /- 3 percentage points.
More information about Forsa.
More Forsa polls commissioned by RTL Germany.