According to a survey, the CDU is ahead of voters in Hesse. If there were state elections in Hesse on Sunday, the Christian Democrats would get 32 percent of the votes. According to the “Hesse trend” (infratest dimap) published on Tuesday by the Hessischer Rundfunk, that would be an increase of five percentage points compared to the survey in October last year.
In the so-called Sunday question, the Greens would continue to receive 22 percent approval from Hessian voters. The SPD would get 20 percent of the votes and would lose two percentage points. In the Hessischer Rundfunk survey, the AfD landed at 11 (-1 percentage point) and the FDP at 5 percent (-1). The left reached an unchanged 3 percent approval.
A new state parliament will be elected in Hesse on October 8th. Hessen is currently governed by a coalition of the CDU and the Greens. According to a survey by Hessischer Rundfunk, 52 percent of people ( 3) are satisfied with the work of the state government, 42 percent are dissatisfied.
If the prime minister were elected directly, incumbent Boris Rhein from the CDU would get 32 percent of the votes ( 2). Rhein followed Volker Bouffier (also CDU) about a year ago. Economics Minister Tarek Al-Wazir from the Greens received 23 percent (2) and Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser from the SPD remained unchanged at 17 percent of the vote.
The topics of education, school and training were the most important problems in the country for the respondents. The topics of refugees, immigration, asylum policy and integration followed in second place after the survey. Then came the areas of mobility and transport. In October last year's “Hessentrend”, energy policy was still the most important topic for most people in Hesse. In the current survey, the topic landed in sixth place.
For the Hessen trend, the infratest dimap institute surveyed a total of 1,177 eligible voters from March 7th to 11th. The error tolerance is between two and three percentage points.
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