Merkel has lost the support of the German people. The only thing keeping in her in power is that the opposition has not found a credible leader like Trump in the US or Italy’s Matteo Salvini to rally around.
But with her numbers in the toilet, I don’t think it will be long:
Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc, trying to move beyond a bitter dispute over migrant policy that threatened the coalition, has fallen to its lowest level since 2006, a poll showed on Sunday.
The Emnid poll published in Bild am Sonntag showed Merkel’s Christian Democrats and their sister party, Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU), down one percentage point at 29 percent. That compares with 33 percent in the September election.
The CSU faces a tough regional election in October with polls showing it could lose its absolute majority in Bavaria.
The Social Democrats (SPD), who share power with the conservatives in Merkel’s coalition, failed to capitalise on those losses, also falling one point to 18 percent.
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) was unchanged at 15 percent while the Greens rose 2 points to 14 percent, their best showing this year, according to Bild am Sonntag.
Emnid gave no explanation for the changes.
The Western establishment in Europe has lost support in basically every country. Macron is struggling in Francepoll, the populists took over in Italy. Even famously tolerant Sweden is running out of tolerances for its corrupt and stupid elites.
The British Tories were actually smart enough to co-opt the opposition in the wake of the Brexit vote, but May’s gross mishandling of the negotiations combined with the “Conservative” leadership digging in its heels and refusing to honor the referendum results means an opposition is going to re-emerge soon, whether it’s through UKIP or some other vehicle.