German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks during ARD summer-interview infront of the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos
DW: New poll shows split opinion over fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel
A new poll has found Germans are split over whether Chancellor Merkel should seek a fourth term. Many criticize her response to an influx of refugees, but officials say fewer than one million actually arrived in 2015.
Half of Germans oppose German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking a fourth consecutive term, according to a survey published on Sunday in the newspaper "Bild am Sonntag."
The survey, conducted by the polling company Emnid, asked 501 Germans in August whether or not they would like to see Angela Merkel serve another term as Chancellor after the federal election in second half of 2017.
Results showed that 50 percent of poll participants were against a new term for the Chancellor, while 42 percent were in favor. She has come under fire from both citizens and fellow politicians for her refugee policies.
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More News On The Growing Number Of Germans Opposing A Fourth Term For Angela Merkel
Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term: poll -- Reuters
Angela Merkel fourth term as chancellor opposed by half of Germans, poll says -- The Independent
Europe migrant crisis: Merkel loses grip on her ruling coalition -- The Australian/The Times
Merkel Fails to Translate Drop in Refugees Into Greater Backing -- Bloomberg
Half of Germans Oppose Fourth Term for Angela Merkel, Survey Finds -- Wall Street Journal
Jens Spahn: the man who could replace Merkel as chancellor -- The Guardian