A new opinion survey has indicated that satisfaction with Germany’s ruling left-liberal coalition in the eyes of the people has sunk to dismally low levels as
The poll, carried out by the political research firm Institut für neue soziale Antworten (INSA), has revealed that, at a national level, 69% of Germans are dissatisfied with the so-called ‘traffic-light’ government of Olaf Scholz (SPD), while in the eastern part of the country the number is even higher, with nearly 3 out of 4 citizens dissatisfied, the Austrian news outlet eXXpress reports.
Additionally, while less than 1 in 4 (23%) Germans nationwide reported being satisfied with the leftist-globalist coalition, fewer than 1 in 5 (19%) Germans in the eastern states reported feeling the same way, the survey’s figures showed.
The survey comes several days before Robert Habeck, who serves as Germany’s vice-chancellor and economic minister, appealed directly to citizens to curb their gas consumption in the months ahead, warning that if they failed to do so the country could very well see its gas reserves run out this winter.
Earlier this month, the German Retail Trade Federation (HDE), an organization that represents the interests of the country’s retail sector—which consists of more than 300,000 businesses with a total of 3 million employees—sent Habeck a letter where it warned that as many as 16,000 businesses are on the brink of bankruptcy due to soaring inflation rates, the euro’s increasingly low purchasing power, and runaway energy costs.
It remains unclear as to whether the German government has the political will to take the steps that would be required to rescue its imploding economy.