A new survey sees the Union’s lead almost exhausted – and Chancellor candidate Laschet is also experiencing devastating approval data. Markus Söder is therefore sounding the alarm.
Berlin / Munich – The Union’s polls for the federal election look anything but rosy. The latest surveys show – in some cases – a further escalation: in a survey by the Emnid / Kantar Institute, the lead over the SPD has almost been used up. At the same time, the Union’s candidate for chancellor does very badly in favor of the voters: only 14.7 percent of those questioned consider Armin Laschet (CDU) to be a good candidate for chancellor in a Civey survey.
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According to polls by the Kantar Institute, which were published on Thursday, the Union is 22 percent, just one percentage point ahead of the SPD with 21 percent. The Greens follow closely behind with 19 percent. The FDP came to 12 percent in the survey, the Left to seven and the AfD reached 11 percent. Compared to previous polls in July, the Union is seeing a loss of potential voters.
In view of the polls, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder was concerned at a presidium meeting of his party on Thursday (August 19). With the words that the current trend is “dramatic”, Söder sounded the alarm, reported participants in the round of the dpa. “Talking about a possible exchange of candidates six weeks before the election shows how difficult the situation is,” says Söder picture quoted. In an interview with the newspaper, he last responded tellingly to surveys that identified him as the preferred candidate for chancellor for large parts of the Union’s electorate.
Survey: Germans’ opinion of Laschet is bad – Union voters are divided
The polling institute Civey threw another spotlight on the misery on Thursday. This one has for that Augsburg General am asked representatives of the citizens for their opinion on the candidate for chancellor. Almost three quarters of Germans (73.9 percent) therefore have a negative opinion of the CDU party leader. 46.3 percent even stated that they had a “very bad” opinion of Armin Laschet.
Opinions are divided even among the Union’s voters. 43.9 percent are behind Laschet, while 37.6 percent would like another candidate. In the other political camps, Laschet is viewed primarily critically. The Greens voters in particular have a negative attitude towards Laschet: only 1.5 percent have a positive opinion of Merkel’s successor, 95 percent see him critically.
Laschet was recently on the defensive. For example, pictures in which Laschet joked in the flood area while Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a speech caused a lot of discussion. Most recently, he was also criticized for his comments on the situation in Afghanistan when he said “2015 must not be repeated”.
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According to the reports, Söder warned in the CSU presidium against competition from a possible traffic light coalition or a left-wing alliance. The situation is still to be turned, “but it is not easy”. The CSU boss agreed to help the Union. He has already received requests from all over Germany to do more.
How difficult it is to assess the situation is made clear by another new survey: According to data from the Institute for Demoscopy (IfD) Allensbach on behalf of the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, the CDU and CSU are at 27.5 percent – a decrease of 2.5 points in Compared to July. The SPD comes to 19.5 percent (plus 2.5 points), the Greens fall by 2 points to 17.5 percent. In other surveys, the Union had recently received significantly fewer votes and only had a small lead over the SPD. However, Allensbach has long tended to rate the Union higher than competing institutes.
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