Paulette Lenert most popular politician

Paulette Lenert, who has been at the forefront of the health crisis management, remains at the top of the chart.  Photo: Maison Moderne/Anthony Dehez

Paulette Lenert, who has been at the forefront of the health crisis management, remains at the top of the chart.  Photo: Maison Moderne/Anthony Dehez

This week, market researcher TNS Ilres published a series of survey results on the general public’s political awareness and opinions. On 19 November, the organisation revealed what the participants thought of politicians. Health minister Paulette Lenert (LSAP) ranked first in public opinion.

After looking at Luxembourg citizens’ biggest political worries, and their knowledge of the current Luxembourg political events, participants of the survey were asked to rate political figures. 

Politicians were rated on their likeability and competence.  Lenert, who is at the forefront of the covid crisis management, with a rating of 86 out of 100, sat at the first spot of the chart, which combined a politician’s friendliness and competence. The 1,016 participants of the survey gave foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn (LSAP) the second place, with a mark of 77. Prime minister Xavier Bettel completed the top 3 with a rate of 71/100. This podium remains unchanged from the previous survey.

From the opposition, Sven Clement from the Pirate party ranked highest, with a grade of 59/100. 

General loss of popularity

The results of the survey revealed a downward trend as many of the politicians scored less points since the last survey results from June 2021. 

Bettel, who in recent news had been criticised for plagiarising his master’s thesis, for instance, lost 8 points. However, he remained the most well-known politician among the general public, including the 18-24 year olds.  His party co-member economy minister Pierre Gramegna (DP) lost 5 points on the skill/friendliness chart and environment minister Carole Dieschbourg (déi Gréng) lost 8. 

Only the opposition party Pirate Partéi saw its grades in terms of likeability and competence go up.