Even after the third TV debate, it is clear who the Germans will vote for as chancellor: Olaf Schulz (63). The SPD candidate had another sovereign appearance on the “Trail” on Sunday night.
In the latest Insa poll, the SPD is still ahead after losing one point (25 percent), but the CDU/CSU has a point and a half (22). This is followed by the Greens (15), the FDP (12), the AfD (11), and the Left (6.5).
Union candidate Armin Laschet, 60, is optimistic despite bad values. The CDU and CSU were closed, and local elections in Lower Saxony showed that it was not about opinion polls, but about election results. In Lower Saxony, the CDU became the strongest force on Sunday and not – as expected based on polls – the SPD.
Hope for disagreement
But if the CDU/CSU wanted to keep the chancellery, it would take almost a miracle. Neither the panel of celebrity-name experts compiled by Laschet, nor his instant program with gifts for families, businesses, and employees, gave him a boost.
So Laschet is also trying to use threats. He warns of the specter of forming a government with the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and the left. “If they ruled it would be a different republic,” Laschet said. Merkel’s help is also needed. In joint appearances, the still popular Chancellor is said to be proclaiming Laschet.
And what else can help him: if opponent Schulz enters the field and loses sympathy. But this chance is very slim with Schultz of the rational mind.
“Tv specialist. Friendly web geek. Food scholar. Extreme coffee junkie.”