January 25, 2016

German polls: Steep drop in support for Merkel, migrants

Mitch WolfeRebel Blogger

As a result of the New Year’s Eve sexual attacks in Cologne and in other German cities by North African/Arab Muslim immigrants, it is just a matter of time before Merkel is thrown under the DeinBus by her own party.

Speaking of DeinBus, a busload of 31 Syrian refugees was sent from a small town in Bavaria (the conservative heartland of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union Party [CDU] and its coalition partner, the Christian Social Union [CSU) to Merkel’s Berlin office, to demonstrate Bavaria’s opposition to any more refugees being permitted in its region.

Peter Drier, the mayor of the Bavarian town of Landshut was likely speaking for the majority of German people complaining that the current number of over one million refugees cannot be properly integrated and treated properly, particularly if Germany was to face another wave of one million refugees this year.

To date, Merkel has refused to put a cap on the number of refugees entering Germany, on the lame excuse that such a cap can not be enforced. Of course such a cap can be enforced. But it would require erecting walls and fences and doing what other European nations are doing, out of political and national necessity.

Recent polls indicated that Merkel’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest rating since 2011, primarily due to her mishandling the refugee crisis, especially after the Cologne assaults.

Sixty per cent of the poll respondents said that Germany could no longer withstand the flood of refugees, up from 46% in December. Fifty-six per cent of Germans disapproved of Merkel’s handling of the refugee crisis, while 39% supported the Chancellor.

My gut feeling is that this poll seriously underestimates the depth of opposition to Merkel, and to the influx of any more refugees in Germany.

Another German poll revealed that 61% of respondents were opposed to accepting any more refugees since the assaults, and only 29% of those polled believed that Merkel and her government could handle the unrestricted influx of mostly Muslim refugees. 

The popularity of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union has dropped to 37%.

To further complicate Merkel’s political life, her coalition partner, the Christian Social Union Party, has threatened to take the German government to federal court to force the Merkel government to limit the number of refugees.

(In effect, the CSU are taking themselves to court. How bizarre!)

Another junior coalition partner of Merkel’s government, the Social Democrats, have already broken ranks with Merkel over the refugee matter.

In addition, 40 politicians from Merkel’s own party, CDU, have signed a petition calling for the borders to be closed for all asylum seekers.

Frankly, I, as many Germans and Europeans outside Germany and North Americans, feel a certain Schadenfreude in the precipitous fall of the impervious and proud Merkel.

For years, Merkel, as leader of the most powerful economic engine of Europe, ruled with an iron fiscal fist over the struggling economies of Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain, showing very little sympathy for the plight of their citizens.

Now Merkel is caught in a mishegas of her own making.

It is just a matter of time before a putsch in her own ranks pushes her out of power.

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commented 2016-01-27 12:13:43 -0500
Good point.
commented 2016-01-26 18:57:35 -0500
Jack Pallance, I think that 40% mostly represents the sheeple who only watch the state-sponsored media, and think everything it say is the gospel truth. :-/

That’s why they call the TV the Idiot Box;
or the term I like, the Lobotomy Box.

commented 2016-01-26 18:15:01 -0500
Still stunned 40% or so are all right with this invasion!
commented 2016-01-26 18:14:45 -0500
Deborah Graupner, haha, you’re right.

Hitler and Merkel have a lot in common, for example, both are on a path to destroy Germany.
Hitler succeeded.
Merkel’s getting closer, via a different strategy.

Top psychotherapists have mentioned Merkel may suffer from a mental degenerative disorder.
I wouldn’t put it past Merkel to one day soon bite down on a cyanide capsule as her buddy Hitler did.

btw, Germans are getting pissed off. We can get some of the local news in English here….

commented 2016-01-26 09:42:30 -0500
Climatefallacy – or maybe Adolf Merkel will take the cowards way out like her hero Hitler did!
commented 2016-01-26 07:20:07 -0500
Now that Adolf Merkel has Germany on lifesupport, before she follows through with the final euthanasia of the country, she need to commit hariki on herself; by finding the nearest sword and proceed with the disembowelment; for the honor of her master, Hitler.

commented 2016-01-26 00:22:01 -0500
German government is very close to collapse – the public backlash to police gooning Germans who speak out about migrant rape and violence and the growing anger over lack of action on migrant crime has most Germans ready to oust the current regime.

I listened to an army clinical psychologist today saying that Merkel is displaying all the symptoms of a mental break down. Germany certainly looks like a ship of state with no one at the helm.
commented 2016-01-25 18:02:40 -0500
With luck, Trudeau is paying attention to what is happening in Germany, and will not take the overflow refugees. Well, one can hope.
commented 2016-01-25 17:11:09 -0500
What? Rampant islamaphobia, racism, and bigotry among German politicians no less? Shocking!
commented 2016-01-25 11:48:23 -0500
I agree with the author’s take on the actual state of public opinion now prevailing in Germany… It’s the same liberal German press that tied to ignore what happened in Cologne, and elsewhere, that are still trying to “whistle past the graveyard”… Meanwhile down at the local bierstube anger is growing and Merkel is in for a long, hot summer, and rightly so…