Tuesday 14 September 2021
Rank the politician by chance
Scholz beats Söder to climb to second
There are only a few days left until the general election, and in the last boom, the parties give it all again. According to a new survey, the campaign’s many appearances above all brought more confidence to Olaf Schultz – but Armin Laschet and Annalena Birbock should be pleased, too.
In Forsa’s current political standings, all three candidates for the Federal Chancellery are up slightly. Confidence in Olaf Schultz increased by three points compared to August. The SPD candidate for chancellor is now second in the overall standings and the union’s most popular man, Marcus Söder (third place), is left behind.
The Green Party chancellor’s candidate, Annalena Barbock, could also look forward to a slight two-point increase. Citizens currently see her in fifth place in the rankings, but she is still far behind fellow party member Robert Habeck. Armin Laschet, a candidate for the union chancellor, is able to earn one point again after a strong fall in the last standings, but remains in the overall standings in tenth place, still behind Jens Spahn and Frederic Merz (both from CDU).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains the undisputed first place holder, whose value has not changed compared to the last ranking in mid-August. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) is the only politician in the arrangement to lose approval.
Merkel also has the highest confidence level with her supporters with 86 points, along with Söder with 86 points. Compared to August, Laschet can make up three points with his supporters and take second place with 60 confidence points. Among the SPD supporters, Schulze is the politician with the most confidence – but loses one point compared to August. On the other hand, the Greens are almost equally behind Barbock with 74 points and Habek with 76 points.
The political “chance” ranking regularly identifies which politicians citizens view as being “in good hands.” Respondents can submit their rating with values from 0 (“not at all in good hands”) to 100 (“totally in good hands”). For the current arrangement, 1,515 eligible voters were surveyed from September 9-13.
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