Scholz Faces Record Low Approval Rating

Scholz's record low approval rating

In a stunning poll, more than 99% of Germans have expressed their dissatisfaction with the performance of the newly elected Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The poll, conducted by the Institute for Public Opinion Research (IPO), showed that Scholz has failed to meet the expectations of the German people, who voted for him in the September 2021 federal election.

The main reasons for the discontent were Scholz’s inability to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic crisis, the migration issue, the climate change, and the relations with the EU and other countries.

The poll also revealed that only 0.5% of Germans were satisfied with Scholz, while the remaining 0.5% were undecided or did not answer.

Scholz, who is the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), has not commented on the poll results, but sources close to him said that he is considering resigning or calling for a snap election.

The poll has also sparked a debate among the other political parties, who are vying for power and influence in the German parliament. Some of them have called for a vote of no confidence against Scholz, while others have offered to form a coalition with him.

The IPO said that the poll was conducted between January 8 and 10, 2024, and involved a representative sample of 1,000 German citizens. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.