Only 25% of Germans are currently supporting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, while 62% are dissatisfied with his work, reports DW, citing the data provided by the German Institute for New Social Answers (INSA).
These numbers are dramatically lower compared to March. Then, 46% of Germans supported Scholz.
The ruling coalition’s approval rating has also decreased significantly. Only 27% are currently supporting it, and 65% are displeased with its work.
The poll shows that if the elections were to be held in Germany today, Scholz would earn only 18% of votes and come third, according to DW. Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck from the Green Party would come first with 25% of votes, while Friedrich Merz from the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) — second, with 19% of Germans ready to vote for him, the data shows.
Olaf Scholz was appointed German Chancellor in December 2021. Back then, 395 members of the Bundestag voted for him. Before him, Angela Merkel served as German Chancellor for 16 years.