The Greens and the Union are clearly on the upswing when it comes to voters. In the “Politbarometer” published by ZDF and Tagesspiegel on Friday, the Greens increased by three percentage points to 24 percent and are now in second place after the Union but ahead of the SPD. The CDU/CSU also improved by three points to 26 percent. The SPD lost three points to just 22 percent.

This means that Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party is now only in third place. The co-governing FDP also lost a point and is now at seven percent. The AfD also deteriorated by one point to ten percent. With four percent, the left remains below the five percent hurdle. Seven percent are predicted for other parties.

Mathematically, a black-green or a green-red coalition would be possible. The FDP would not be needed as a government partner. The work of the federal government is rated with an average value of 1.0 on a scale from minus five to plus five, similar to April (0.9). However, the approval rating for the Greens improved to 1.3, while the SPD deteriorated to 0.7 and the FDP to 0.2.

The list of the ten most important politicians is headed by Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck with 2.1 (previously 1.9) and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock with 1.9 (previously 1.4). Scholz follows in third place with an unchanged 1.1, just ahead of Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir (Greens) with a still 1.0.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) follows with an unchanged 0.6. FDP leader Christian Lindner deteriorates to 0.5 (previously 0.7). With plus 0.2, CDU leader Friedrich Merz again just reached the positive area (previously minus 0.1). Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht brings up the rear with minus 0.8 (previously minus 0.4) from left-wing politician Sahra Wagenknecht, who has reached minus 0.5 (previously minus 0.9).