The leader of the Free Voters cut a bad figure in the affair surrounding an anti-Semitic leaflet from his school days. Nevertheless, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder decided to leave his Economics Minister in office. That set the mood.
In the affair surrounding the anti-Semitic leaflet, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder decided to leave Economics Minister Hubert Aiwanger from the Free Voters in office. A first quick poll by Forsa for the star shows that the CSU leader has hit a nerve: 58 percent of Germans think the decision was the right one. 34 percent believe that Söder should have fired Aiwanger. 8 percent do not provide any information.
Support for staying in office is particularly high among voters from the CSU (92 percent), the AfD (86 percent), the CDU (77 percent) and the FDP (72 percent). On the other hand, the majority of supporters of the SPD and the Greens are in favor of dismissing the Economics Minister. (to 65 and 71 percent respectively).
In Bavaria even clearer answers to Aiwanger
Forsa also asked Bayern for their opinion. Here the results are even clearer than in the federal government: 72 percent think Söder’s decision is correct. Only 23 percent support dismissing the leader of the Free Voters from the state government. 5 percent express no opinion.
The data was collected by the market and opinion research institute forsa for the RTL Group Germany on September 4th. Database: 1506 eligible voters nationwide, including 502 in Bavaria. Statistical error tolerance: +/- 3 percentage points.
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