Augsburg – The popularity is falling: Prime Minister Markus Söder (54, CSU) has largely forfeited the popularity bonus due to his initial crisis management in the corona pandemic.
According to a representative survey by the opinion research institute Civey on behalf of the “Augsburger Allgemeine”, less than half of the citizens in the Free State are currently satisfied with Söder’s work. The value fell from 71 percent at the height of the first wave of pandemics to just 48 percent.
At the same time, the proportion of those expressly dissatisfied with Söder’s work rose to 42 percent. The CSU chief last came up with similar values in February 2019, almost a year before the outbreak of the corona pandemic. The rest of them answered the question “How satisfied are you with the work of Prime Minister Markus Söder” undecided.
Söder’s satisfaction ratings are only slightly higher than those of the CSU in the survey commissioned by the newspaper: If the state election were on Sunday, 46 percent of Bavarians would vote for the Christian Socialists and thus give the ruling party an absolute majority in the state parliament. The second strongest force would be the Greens with 19 percent, followed by the SPD with 9 and the Free Voters with 7 percent.
The AfD would currently get 7 percent of the vote. The FDP would miss the entry into the state parliament with the current results with 4 percent and the left with 3 percent.