As economic storm clouds gather over Germany—and as the ruling, leftist-globalist coalition, along with the establishment CDU continue to neglect the increasingly long laundry list of problems facing working people—a growing number of German voters, especially in the east, have thrown their support behind the national-conservative Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party.
A new opinion survey carried out by the polling firm INSA, published days ago, has revealed that the anti-globalist, Rightist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party is now the strongest political force in east Germany, which happens to be home to more than 16 million people, the Berlin-based newspaper Die Welt reports.
According to data extracted from the survey, if the election were held this coming Sunday, AfD would garner 27% of the total vote in the eastern federal states (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia), placing them one percentage point ahead of the CDU.
Meanwhile, the parties that make up the ruling left-liberal coalition—the SPD, Greens, and FDP—would collect 15%, 14%, and 7%, respectively, amounting to just 36% collectively. Support for the Left party, which presently is not represented in the federal parliament, stands at 8%.
Popular support for the AfD is also on the rise in western Germany, where it is now polling at 12%. In the west, the CDU maintains a comfortable lead, at 28%, while the Greens, SPD, and FD stand at 21%, 19%, and 8%, respectively. The Left party, meanwhile, continues to poll at around 5%.
In recent weeks, the AfD’s support base at a national level has surged to 15%, up from the 10% level that the party had been sitting at for some time now, placing it only three points behind Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD).
At the same time, nationwide support for the CDU/CSU remains relatively high, at 27.5%, while support for the Greens, FDP, and The Left party stands 19.5%, 8%, and 5.5%, respectively.