Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) continues to gain favor with the public. In the top ten politicians of the ZDF "Politbarometer" published on Friday, Baerbock took first place for the first time. On a scale from minus five to plus five, with which politicians are judged according to sympathy and performance, the minister got a value of 1.0.
Baerbock's party friend Robert Habeck from the Federal Ministry of Economics follows in second place (0.9). Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) follows in third place (0.5) - with significant losses compared to the previous month.
Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (0.1) takes fourth place. The other six politicians are all rated negatively: CSU leader Markus Söder (-0.2), FDP leader Christian Lindner (-0.2), CDU leader Friedrich Merz (-0.4), Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (-0.5), Left MP Sahra Wagenknecht (-0.8) and AfD leader Alice Weidel (-2.5).
There was little movement in party preferences compared to the previous month. If there really was a general election next Sunday, the SPD would still get 19 percent and the CDU/CSU 28 percent. The Greens could improve to 22 percent (plus one), the FDP only reached five percent (minus one). The AfD would remain at 15 percent and the left at five percent.
With such a result, the traffic light coalition would still not have a parliamentary majority – as in the previous month. On the other hand, it would be enough for a coalition between the CDU/CSU and the Greens.
For the "Politbarometer", the Mannheim research group elections surveyed a total of 1310 randomly selected voters from November 8th to 10th. The margin of error is around plus/minus three percentage points for a proportion of 40 percent and plus/minus two percentage points for a proportion of ten percent.
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