ARD Germany trend: the majority of Union supporters consider Merz to be a good party leader

As of: 01/20/2022 11:55 p.m

In the ranks of Union supporters, 63 percent are loud ARD Germany trend convinced that Friedrich Merz will be a good CDU party leader. The 66-year-old is to be elected the new chairman on Saturday.

After the membership decision won, Friedrich Merz is to be elected the new CDU chairman at a digital party conference on Saturday. 37 percent of those entitled to vote in Germany believe that the CDU politician will be a good leader for his party. A third doesn’t expect it. 30 percent find it difficult to make a judgment on this question. This is the result of a representative survey by infratest dimap for the ARD Germany trend.

The picture is clearer in the ranks of Union supporters: 63 percent are convinced that Merz will be a good party leader. 22 percent have doubts.

FDP supporters also have positive expectations of his party leadership. In the ranks of the other parties, on the other hand, a critical view of the designated CDU chairman dominates, most clearly among supporters of the Greens and Left.

Almost half consider corona measures to be appropriate

In Germany, too, the omicron variant now dominates the corona infection process. On the one hand, this leads to a higher number of infections, on the other hand, there are indications of a milder course of the disease.

The measures taken by politicians to contain the pandemic are currently met with approval from almost half of those eligible to vote: 44 percent consider the applicable requirements to be appropriate to the situation. 27 percent would like stricter requirements in view of the infection process. On the other hand, 25 percent rate the conditions as too extensive, including the majority of AfD supporters (64 percent).

investigation facility

Universe: Eligible voters in Germany
Collection method: Random telephone and online survey
Survey period: January 18-19, 2022
number of cases: 1,424 respondents (931 telephone interviews and 493 online interviews)
Weighting: according to sociodemographic characteristics and recollection of voting behavior; Sunday question with separate weighting
Fault Tolerance: 2* to 3** percentage points
Implementing institute: infratest dimap

* with a share value of 10 percent ** with a share value of 50 percent

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