Several SPO state leaders, including Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig and Burgenland state governor Hans Peter Doskozil, protested against the plans of federal party chairman Andreas Bübler ahead of the SPO federal party conference on 11 and 12 November. Now the next shock is here: A current poll by pollster Peter Hajek for Pulse24 is raising alarm bells among the Social Democrats. Accordingly, only one in five Austrians believe that the current SpO leader will come in first place in the upcoming National Council election.
20 percent of those surveyed answered the question: “Do you trust Andreas Bübler to reach first place with the SP in the upcoming National Council election, i.e. to become the party with the most votes?” With “definitely” or “probably”. This is at least 59 percent of SPO voters.
However, a clear majority of 71 percent answered “definitely not” or “probably not”.
Nine percent of the people surveyed did not comment. A total of 800 people were surveyed by phone and online.
“Bübler may not need to come in first place, but finishing ahead of the ÖVP may be enough to become chancellor. But that will be anything but a walk in the park,” the pollster said of the results. However, it is emphasized: “Rock-solid conviction stands out.”