The Chancellor falls and falls in the polls. The most recent: a crash. From 44 percent to just 27 – minus 17 percentage points within a week. The determined Forsa. The government’s nominal number 1 is no longer the ideal number 1, and that is a sign, an indication of imminent trouble. Not the whole coalition, but individual coalition members among themselves – which, if it stays that way, can still lead to serious problems.
Because there is a new number 1 on the popularity scale: 31 percent are for Chancellor Habeck. This contradicts the self-image, especially the self-esteem of Olaf Scholz. This inevitably creates tension; especially since Habeck is not only perceived as the chief explainer of the traffic light, but also as the one who exercises content-related leadership along the way. If Scholz is silent, others have to talk, Habeck first, including Annalena Baerbock and recently in the Ahr Valley, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Well, if you order leadership … – you get decisions from Scholz, not explanations. As if he were acting according to the motto of record Chancellor Helmut Kohl: What matters is what comes out at the end. Times have just changed. And if Scholz doesn’t change, he’ll keep crashing in polls. case