AfD strongest party in East Germany
For the AfD, things are going splendidly. According to a survey by the opinion research institute Insa, it is now the strongest force in East Germany. The trend is seen nationwide. On the other hand, the once-popular ministers Karl Lauterbach and Robert Habeck (Greens) have imploded.
Published: September 27, 2022, 9:25 am
If there were to be elections held next Sunday, the AfD would obtain 27 percent in the East. The CDU followed with one point less. The SPD and the Greens only get 15 and 14 percent respectively. The FDP only achieved 7 percent while the Left came to 8 percent.
Even in western Germany, the AfD now averages 12 percent. Here the Union (28 percent), Greens (21) and SPD (19) are ahead, with the FDP (8) and Left (5) behind. In Lower Saxony, where elections will be held on October 9, the AfD is polling at 9 percent according to infratest dimap.
A total of 15 percent of all Germans would vote for the AfD – only three points behind the chancellor’s SPD party.
When asked about the most popular politicians, the results for Economics Minister Robert Habeck and Health Minister Karl Lauterbach were a disaster. Lauterbach is in tenth and last place. Just ahead of him: Habeck, who recently led the ranking. Annalena Baerbock owes her better spot in the same stakes to her popularity in the West.
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