FDP and AfD lose after Thuringia scandal

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A woman protests with a sign that says “Never again! No stage of the AfD! “In Berlin against the recent events in Thuringia.
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The federal FDP falls in the electoral favor after the Kemmerich election by five percentage points, the AfD loses two points. However, the value of the CDU, which was also heavily criticized in the course of the affair, remains stable.

Dhe Thuringian prime minister election with the help of the AfD has changed the overall political mood, according to a survey. In the second half of the week immediately after the election, the value of the Federal FDP fell by five percentage points to 5 percent compared to the first half, and the AfD fell by two points to 9 percent, as the RTL / ntv trend barometer published by the Forsa- Institute revealed. The result was influenced by strong mobilization of the citizens: the proportion of undecided and undecided fell sharply by seven points compared to the previous week and the first half of the week to 17 percent.

The CDU, which was also heavily criticized for the events in Thuringia, remained stable at 28 percent. SPD and Linke rose on the theoretical question of a Bundestag election next Sunday by two points to 15 and 10 percent respectively compared to the first half of the week, the Greens by one point to 24.

The FDP and CDU had come under severe pressure nationwide because they voted for the FDP candidate Thomas Kemmerich like the AfD in the Thuringian Prime Minister election on Wednesday. Former incumbent Bodo Ramelow from the Left Party was left behind and Kemmerich is now the first prime minister to be elected by the AfD. He announced his resignation on Saturday.

Party preference data was collected Monday through Friday. Up to Wednesday 1502 people were interviewed, on Thursday and Friday there were 1001 interviewees. The error rate was plus / minus three percentage points.



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