After the first year of the Traffic Light Alliance, two-thirds of Germans became dissatisfied with the federal government. FDP comes off particularly badly.
In a survey conducted by the opinion research institute YouGov on behalf of the German news agency, 33% were somewhat dissatisfied and 33% completely dissatisfied with the work of the SPD, Greens and FDP coalition. On the other hand, only 3 percent expressed complete satisfaction, and 23 percent were somewhat satisfied.
FDP voters in particular are dissatisfied
Chancellor Schultz’s government was sworn in a year ago on Thursday. And the voters of the coalition parties evaluate the work of the government very differently.
While a majority of 56 percent in the Green camp is satisfied, among FDP voters only 24 percent is satisfied. Among SPD supporters, satisfied and dissatisfied are evenly balanced at 48 to 47 percent.
Merkel is seen as a better chancellor
In the poll, the chancellor came slightly better than the entire government. 64 percent are dissatisfied with their work, and 29 percent are satisfied. Schulz clearly loses in comparison with his predecessor.
A majority of 51 per cent see Angela Merkel (CDU) as the better chancellor. Only 19 percent think Schultz is the best prime minister. Even among SPD voters, sympathy for Merkel prevails, at 39 to 37 percent.
The Greens are the major winners
The Greens are likely to be seen as the winners at the first light year. 28% of those surveyed believe they would have applied their policy better in the coalition. Twenty-three percent believe that the Social Democratic Party has had the greatest influence on traffic light policy and only 19 percent think that the ideas of the Free Democratic Party are the most likely to be realized.
A break in the coalition is not expected before the 2025 elections
For all the discontent with the traffic light, only a minority of 31% think the alliance will break prematurely. On the other hand, 47 percent said it will remain in place until the next federal election in 2025.
Coalition party voters have particularly high confidence in the staying power of the traffic light. 74 percent of Green Party voters think the coalition will last until 2025, 62 percent of Social Democratic Party supporters and 58 percent of Free Democratic Party supporters.
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