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SPD: two thirds of supporters see Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken positive


Since the decision on joining the future SPD is at the top, the unrest among the Social Democrats is great. The base surprised the runoff for the outsiders pronounced by Norbert Walter Borjans and Saskia Esken – and therefore against the favorites Olaf Scholz and Klara Geywitz. Among the comrades, many questions arise with the designated managerial couple. The most urgent is certainly: what will become of the great coalition?

SPD wants to talk about it at their party's congress next weekend. If the union rejects the renegotiations requested by the new leadership duo, the threat violation. This option led Walter-Borjans and Esken several times during the selection process.

On the left, more recognizable and closer to the base: this message seems to reach supporters of the SPD. This is also shown by a representative survey conducted by the research institute of Civey for Good king News. Nearly two-thirds of SPD supporters consider the new duo on party leadership to be positive.


68 percent consider the choice of the tip designated as "very" or "rather positive". Only slightly less than 20 percent see the decision negative.

Most of the decision is also accepted by supporters of the left. Surprisingly, this is not due to the possible stronger orientation of the party's left. Oskar Lafontaine, a former SPD leader and current leftist politician, praised the choice of leadership and hoped that the party would return to its social democratic roots. In the field of the Greens, the elections were also accepted rather than rejected.

The question about the future of the grand coalition shows a split between the supporters of the SPD. About 40 percent say they do not believe that the alliance between SPD and the Union will last long with the new leadership duo. However, almost everyone believes that it could last until the end of the legislature.


The supporters of the Union, however, are more skeptical. Almost 30 percent believe it will survive.

In the total population, skepticism prevails over "Nowabo" and Esken. About 45 percent see the leader couple designated "very" or "rather negative". Nearly 20 percent have no clear opinion, about 35 percent are positive about them.


It is also interesting how the different age groups rate the winners of the elections. The trend could be said: the younger they are, the more positively they perceive Walter-Borjans and Esken. More than half of respondents aged 18 to 29 see the new leadership as "very" or "more positive". And this through the lines of the party. This was also reflected in the outflow on Saturday. Especially the Jusos supported "Nowabo" and Esken.


Conversely, older respondents are very critical. This is particularly evident in the age group 65+, which more than 50 percent value the two "plus" or "very negative".