The Focus reports, referring to the weekly survey conducted by the Insa Institute. After that, Söder lost one point of approval compared to the previous week and ended up in second place for the first time in weeks with a total of 148 points.
The new number one is Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), who, as in the previous week, has 149 points. In third place is Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), who achieved 123 points this week (plus three). In the fight for the CDU chairmanship, Norbert Röttgen can make up some ground. The CDU external expert increased by three points to 96 points and took ninth place in the overall ranking, directly behind competitor Friedrich Merz, who lost one point to 98 points. North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Armin Laschet slipped from tenth to eleventh place with 91 points.