The conservative, anti-globalist Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ)—the only party which has consistently opposed economically crippling sanctions against Russia, mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, and civilization-altering mass migration—continues to pull away from the other parties in the polls, with the latest opinion survey revealing that, if elections were held today, the party would easily garner the top spot.
The latest poll, carried out by the Paul Lazarsfeld Society for Social Research, places the Freedom Party of Austria’s (FPÖs) popular support level at 28%, three points ahead of the left-liberal SPD and seven points ahead of the ruling liberal-centrist ÖVP, which has seen its popularity decline precipitously after the fall of 2021.
The ruling ÖVP-Green coalition government, after proposing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in the fall of 2021, began to see its popular support drop considerably. Now, due its staunch support for sanctions that have crippled the Austrian economy, the ruling coalition has witnessed its popularity decline even further, with this latest poll showing the collective support for the two parties at a mere 30%, just two points ahead of the FPÖ.
The latest opinion poll, which was carried out between December 12th and 21st with a sample size of 2,000, comes only a few weeks after a separate poll showed the FPÖ with 30% of the national vote, followed by SPD with 24%.
In early November, another poll showed the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) and the left-liberal Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) sharing the top spot, with both parties polling at 26% of the national vote.
A similar trend has been witnessed in Germany as well. As The European Conservative previously reported:
The Alternative for Deutschland (AfD), a party which maintains close ties with the FPÖ, has also seen its popularity surge as it—like the FPÖ—is the only party represented in parliament that opposes sanctions against Russia. Like Austria, the sanctions against Russia have had and continue to have a devastating impact on the German economy.
Due to its position on sanctions against Russia, among other key policy positions which no other party holds, the AfD is now the strongest political force in East Germany.