Does the Nibelungen loyalty to Brussels, which is issued by the SPÖ, the Greens and the Neos, but also by certain parts of the ÖVP on the subject of EU sanctions, really go down well with the Austrians? Probably not quite as can be seen from the data from a very recent survey by the Lazarsfeld Society for the daily newspaper Österreich: In addition to the dissatisfaction with the extreme inflation that can be felt everywhere, the mood has long since tilted in favor of an exit from the EU sanctions be.
Just recently, the eXXpress also published a highly interesting study by the opinion research institute INSA: Three weeks ago, 52% of Austrians were in favor of an end to the EU sanctions against Russia – many also because these punitive measures would burden us Western Europeans more than the Russian Federation.
The new survey clearly shows that the FPÖ can currently score massively with its clear course against the EU sanctions and with its loud criticism of the payment of the climate bonus to asylum seekers and the huge influx of other migrants: The Freedom Party is now already on 24 % and are only three percentage points behind the SPÖ, which is losing support (-1%).
Still only in 3rd place: the ÖVP with 21%. Chancellor Karl Nehammer can stop the downward trend, but there are still no signs of a take-off to the ÖVP’s earlier popularity records.
Things are looking bleak for the Greens: The constant mistakes and expensive scandals of Green Energy Minister Leonore Gewessler are likely to catch the attention of the Austrians – and annoy them too. The small coalition partner comes to only 10% – and wants to continue to shape Austria’s politics with this minimal result.
The NEOS remain stable at 12%, as does the MfG at 4 percent. The eXXpress will soon present the new INSA survey – also with a new vote on the EU sanctions.