Despite progress in vaccination, relaxation of restrictions and decline in the number of infected people, more than half of Germans are still dissatisfied with the government’s management of the coronavirus crisis.
In a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of DPA, 24% of people were “very dissatisfied”, and another 30% were “very dissatisfied” with the government’s behavior.
In contrast, only 6% were “very satisfied” and 35% were “very satisfied”. Five percent did not vote.
But as Germany prepares for the national elections in September, a survey of 2,085 people between May 21 and 24 brought some good news to the government of German Chancellor Merkel.
In March, 65% of Germans were dissatisfied with the coronavirus response, and only 30% were satisfied.
In the latest survey, only supporters of the ruling conservative CDU/CSU are more satisfied than dissatisfied, ranging from 62% to 36%.
On the contrary, 84% of supporters of the far-right “German Alternative” are dissatisfied.
After 16 years in power, Merkel no longer runs for re-election.
As the pandemic continues and support for its leadership is waning, the CDU/CSU alliance is now facing a growing Green Party.