The desire for re-election runs strictly along party lines. Green, SPÖ and ÖVP voters want VdB to stay in the Hofburg. But he is still not the “President of the Blues”. 56 percent meet him in “complete” and 34 percent in “partial” rejection. In its survey, the Linz Market Institute asked: “The run-off election for the Federal President took place about five years ago, and Alexander Van der Bellen was elected Federal President. What would you say – how satisfied are you all in all with the result of the federal presidential election? “
37 percent describe themselves as “very satisfied”, 30 percent as “satisfied”, twelve as “less satisfied” and 16 percent as “not at all satisfied”. The Greens are most satisfied with “their Sascha” at 79 percent. Every second SPÖ voter is completely convinced. Conversely, 71 percent of FPÖ voters say they are completely dissatisfied with Van der Bellen’s election.
Does that mean that Van der Bellen would certainly be re-elected should he decide to run again? “You can’t say that,” emphasizes market election researcher David Pfarrhofer in “Standard”. “It is not known whether the Federal President wants to run again, nor can one estimate who else would run. Therefore, you can only submit one hypothesis in the survey. A valid forecast is not possible. “