It’s rumbling in the ÖVP! In the Sunday question, the People’s Party (20%) fell behind the FPÖ (21%) for the first time, but the SPÖ also slipped back below 30% with 29%. In addition, the current leadership drama with the resignation of ÖVP Secretary General Laura Sachslehner and the internal party debate about the climate bonus for asylum seekers have not yet been taken into account in this survey.
When it comes to the question of a possible direct election of the chancellor, the trend that has been foreseeable for a few weeks is continuing: Pamela Rendi-Wagner (21%) is now also overtaking Karl Nehammer (20%) in the INSA survey. Herbert Kickl remains stable at 16%. Remarkable: the proportion of Austrians who do not want any of the three party leaders as chancellor rose again from 33 to 36%.
Not only in the Lichenfelsgasse people are increasingly worried. Another whistle at the start of the election campaign on Friday, plus a lot of criticism of Van der Bellen’s election posters on the social media platforms: For the Green incumbent and his marketing team, the election campaign for the second term is anything but smooth.
The eXXpress opinion trend (Saturday, 8.15 p.m. on exxpressTV and exxpress.at) is now presenting the latest survey by the well-known opinion research institute INSA with the current values of the Hofburg candidates. And there is actually a huge surprise in the new survey (1000 respondents online, based on telephone surveys, period 5.9 to 8.9.): Alexander Van der Bellen slips to 39% – a few days ago the Lazarsfeld Society (for oe24) still had him to 45%. And on August 20, Unique Research reported 66% of the votes for VdB. According to this, the approval for the green federal presidential candidate in the election campaign would have evaporated by 27 percentage points within three weeks …
But according to this new INSA survey, the other applicants for moving into the Hofburg are also not really gaining momentum: FPÖ candidate Walter Rosenkranz is still in second place with 12%, followed by Dominik Wlazny (Marco Pogo) and the “Krone ” candidate Tassilo Wallentin with 8%, followed by oe24 employee Gerald Grosz with 6%, Michael Brunner with 3% and Heinrich Staudinger with 2%.
Striking in the INSA study: Tassilo Wallentin and Gerald Grosz actually take away votes from the FPÖ candidate Walter Rosenkranz. While Marco Pogo does little harm to the incumbent.
Two more results of the new INSA study are topics in the big eXXpress opinion trend show from 8:15 p.m. on exxpressTV and exxpress.at: Firstly, the clear no of the Austrians to the continuation of the EU sanctions against Russia, and secondly, the relative majority of the respondents who are in favor of the resignation of Vienna’s SPÖ mayor Michael Ludwig after the Vienna Energy financial scandal.
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