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Current survey – will Scholz rule better than Merkel? That’s what the Germans think

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The coalition agreement between the SPD, FDP and the Greens should be in place as early as next week. Then Olaf Scholz should follow Merkel. Will he do better than the Chancellor? The Germans have a clear opinion.

According to a Forsa survey, the vast majority of Germans do not believe that the likely next Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, will rule the country better than Angela Merkel. Only eleven percent assume an improvement, 20 percent believe it will get worse. 64 percent of citizens believe that the SPD politician Scholz should rule in the same way as the CDU politician Merkel. That comes from a poll published on Wednesday by the opinion research institute Forsa for RTL and ntv.

The SPD, Greens and FDP are currently negotiating the first traffic light government in the federal government. Their approval has already declined before the coalition agreement is even signed. 30 percent of the citizens trust the three traffic light parties to solve the problems in Germany. Three weeks after the election – in mid-October – it was still over 40 percent.

Above all, the first important decision by the traffic light groups in the Bundestag to let the corona emergency run out is viewed critically. 60 percent of citizens do not consider this decision to be the right one. It has recently been seen repeatedly as the wrong signal in view of the records for new infections. Two out of three respondents also consider it wrong for the SPD and Green supporters, while the FDP is still 60 percent.

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