Angela Merkel’s problem: Scholz was humiliated because only 11% of Germans expect her to succeed | World News

Most German citizens do not expect the new Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, to do a better job than the current one. If Scholz is indeed elected Chancellor after coalition talks with the FDP and the Greens, only 11 per cent of Germans expect him to do better in government than his predecessor Angela Merkel.

This is evident from a survey by the research institute Forsa for the RTL trend barometer.

On the other hand, 20 percent of respondents expect an SPD politician to do a worse job than the previous CDU head of government. The majority of respondents (64%) assume that there is little difference.

That’s certainly not surprising – after all, Scholz has been in Merkel’s office since 2018 and is his deputy.

Even among her own supporters, expectations of a possible future Chancellor are not very high: only 19 per cent of SPD supporters expect better government work from Scholz than Mrs Merkel, six per cent to the contrary.

The majority, 71 percent, don’t expect a difference.

Proponents of the Union naturally see this more critically, after all, the CDU and CSU would be in opposition to the traffic light coalition formed by the SPD, the Greens and the FDP: only 8% of this group expect Scholz to do a better job, 34%. do worse and 55 percent do equally good board work.

The expectations of supporters of potential SPD coalition partners seem more or less similar. 11 (green) and nine (FDP) percent expect better work, 15 (green) and 26 (FDP) percent expect him to do worse work. 69 and 61 percent do not expect major differences compared to Merkel’s board.

Interestingly, the expectations of AfD supporters do not differ much from those of traffic light parties: 11 per cent of them expect better government work from the SPD Chancellor, and 15 per cent the opposite. 67 percent did not say either.

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Scholz said Thursday that Germany’s better-than-expected tax revenues and discussions so far between the parties seeking to form a new government have increased the chances of sealing the coalition deal this month.

“There is a lot of room for maneuver in the budget, which is now even a little bigger,” Scholz said when he presented the government’s updated tax revenue estimates.

Asked if he expected the parties to overcome political differences more easily now and seal the coalition agreement before the end of this month, Scholz replied that he had been confident from the start and that confidence has now been strengthened.

The Forsa Opinion Center examined people from 11 to 12 November 1999. The margin of error is +/- three percent.

Additional report by Monika Pallenberg

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