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Guttenberg affair hits Merkel's conservatives

The Local · 6 Mar 2011, 14:25

Published: 06 Mar 2011 14:25 GMT+01:00

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The Sunday poll published by Bild am Sonntag newspaper shows Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), along with their CSU Bavarian sister party that Guttenberg belongs to, on only 33 percent, dropping two percentage points since last week.

The conservatives' position was dented by the Guttenberg affair, with 74 percent of those asked saying Merkel's party is in a worse situation than before Guttenberg's resignation. A majority of Germans, 61 percent, also believe Guttenberg's fall will hurt the CDU in upcoming state elections.

The opposition centre-left Social Democratic Party seems to have gained slightly, reaching 29 percent in the poll – one percent more than last week – while Merkel's junior coalition partners the Free Democrats is also gained a point to seven percent.

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14:37 March 6, 2011 by pepsionice
Yep, only one way to clean up this mess....ask everyone in the Bundestag with a master's degree to submit their thesis to an independent board. Then we can clean up all the problems (Greens, SPD, FDP, CDU, etc).

What is comical about this....the entire next election will be about a thesis and not the economic future of Germany. Its the politics of juveniles.
16:55 March 6, 2011 by derExDeutsche
I would suggest, to the Conservative German;

Vote to Elect in the kookiest, most-lefty Politicians Germany has! Let them pave the way to Communism and Sharia Law for 2 years.

After 2 years of their absolute failure,

1. you won't have every left-y kook, screaming in your ear, that they have all 'the Perfect Answers'. Because Germans now Know they DO NOT.

2. And as an added bonus, after the 2 year Lefty Political Freak Showcase, Conservatives will win every German Election known to mankind.

Its working like a charm in the USA....
17:14 March 6, 2011 by Loth
What I do not understand about the left is they would put in power the very people who would destroy them. Under communism are they not called the useful idiots. How many were killed with that thinking? Under Sharia law no toleration would be allowed for any viewpoints other then religious ones of a certain type? Would they really fit in. in those situations?
21:17 March 6, 2011 by derExDeutsche
@ Loth

A tiger can not hide its stripes. At least in Lenin or Mao's day, Communism was unproven ideology.

What excuse do the the Lefty-kooks have today? None. These Leftys rely heavily on new recruits at Universities and Gymnasiums. The younger the better.

Anybody older than that age demographic, probably, has too much sense to believe their propaganda.

Everyone else is on the payroll...
11:48 March 7, 2011 by idiot
Go to hell, Ferkel.
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