|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Poll: German Social Dems Sink to Record Low, Receive Only 16% Support

BERLIN – The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) continued on Friday its sharp downward trend in the polls, according to the latest nationwide survey of voters commissioned by the country’s public-service broadcaster.

The Deutschland Trend Extra survey, conducted by pollster Infratest dimap on behalf of ARD, highlighted the SPD’s ongoing crisis amid chaos over its leadership, with the party obtaining only a paltry 16 percent of voting intention, a new historic low point for the once-mighty social democrats.

“(Merkel’s) Union remains unchanged at 33 percent. Far-right AfD rises one point (15 percent); FDP’s liberals drop one point (9 percent). The Left (Linke) remains stable (11 percent) and the Greens rise two points (13 percent),” the pollster said in its summary of results.

The SPD thus fell two percentage points below the previous Deutschland Trend survey and was now only one point above the populist far-right Alternative für Deutschland party.

These meager figures came in the midst of an internal party dispute taking place ahead of the upcoming vote by 463,000 SPD members, who are set to either approve or reject the deal reached between their leader, Martin Schulz, and incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel in an attempt to revisit the Grand Coalition between Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, the Christian Social Union (the CDU’s Bavarian partner) and the SPD.

Regarding Schulz’s recent decision to step down from the party’s leadership and his refusal to enter the future government as foreign minister, 78 percent of respondents said that he did the right thing, while 14 percent thought otherwise.

However, in the case of Schulz’s proposed successor, Andrea Nahles – whose candidacy has been backed by the party’s current top brass – 47 percent of respondents considered she would be unable to halt the SPD’s slide, and only 33 percent believed she would be capable of steering its recovery.

The SPD is set to choose its new leader at a party congress scheduled for April.

In addition, according to the poll, popular support for the CDU-CSU/SPD coalition continued to decline, with only 42 percent of respondents rating the prospect as “very good” or “good” – a four-point drop compared to early February.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved