These are values that Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD) and his red-red-green senate can only dream of: The Brandenburgers, at least with their prime minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) and his young Kenyan government, are made up of social democrats, the CDU and the Greens quite satisfied, as can be seen from a current Forsa survey commissioned by the “Märkische Allgemeine”. It is the first since the start of Kenya exactly 100 days ago, and also the first since the Hanau murders and the Thuringian crisis, together with their effects on federal politics.
According to the “Brandenburg Barometer”, 63 percent think the government’s achievements are good, which means that he has been able to build on his popularity for the first time in a long time. In the red-red reign until 2019, Woidke had plummeted to a low between 43 and 49 percent, unlike Müller, however, even since the country’s most popular politicians have always remained. 50 percent of the Brandenburgers are satisfied with the work of the Kenyan government, 35 percent not, which is within the normal framework. It is noteworthy that even 47 percent of left-wing supporters are satisfied (dissatisfied: 43 percent) with the Kenyan government, which had replaced red-red.
AfD is the biggest loser in the “Sunday question”
Woidke and his SPD had won the state election on September 1, just ahead of the AfD, which is led by right wing Andreas Kalbitz and had even been in the lead in the election campaign. Almost half a year later, the AfD is now the biggest loser in the “Sunday question”: The AfD would be the second strongest force with 18 percent (minus 5.5 percentage points). It is the worst AfD value since 2017 in a survey. 63 percent of the Brandenburgers, which was also surveyed, refuse to cooperate with the AfD, 32 percent could live with it “from case to case”.
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The SPD, which has ruled the country since 1990, would remain the strongest party, albeit with only 22 percent. That is four percentage points less than in the election. Behind them share green and left third place with 15 percent each, both of which were able to increase significantly by four percentage points. For the left, which had plummeted to its worst value since 1990, the new opposition role is apparently beginning to pay off. That is “courage and incentive,” responded party leader Anja Mayer.
59 percent of Brandenburgers expect further delays at BER
The Union performs dramatically poorly, which had already dropped to a historical low of 15.6 percent in the election and would now be the fifth strongest force with 14 percent. As with the SPD, the crisis of the federal party is also affecting the Union. The CDU chairman and interior minister Michael Stübgen, who only moved from the Bundestag to the Landesliga after the state election, was previously largely unknown. Even now, Stübgen only knows 26 percent of those in Brandenburg. Greens Social Minister and Vice Prime Minister Ursula Nonnemacher has increased her awareness to 43 percent, AfD boss Kalbitz is 52 percent.
The survey, for which Forsa had interviewed 1001 Brandenburgers in the past few days, also asked about the new airport for the capital region. Only 37 percent believe that the one that will actually go into operation on October 31, 2020 after 14 years of construction, but 59 percent at BER expect further delays.