As early as May 2022, the personal survey values ​​for Olaf Scholz were not good. After the recent debates about the delivery of battle tanks to Ukraine, they have plummeted again dramatically.

This is shown by a current Forsa survey for the “Stern”, in which a property profile of the Federal Chancellor was collected. Just 25 percent of citizens still consider Scholz to be a strong leader – a decrease of seven percentage points.

Less than half of Germans (46 percent) describe the chancellor as competent (minus 15 percentage points). The slump in trustworthiness is just as severe (41 percent). Scholz also only achieves values ​​below the 50 percent mark for other characteristics: Only 43 percent find him likeable. And just a third of Germans say that the chancellor knows what moves people.

The data was collected by the market and opinion research institute forsa for the RTL Group Germany on January 19 and 20, 2023. Database: 1,002 respondents. Statistical error tolerance: /- 3 percentage points