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Riot pays off: Lindner and Wissing score in polls despite coalition trouble

2023-03-23T18:46:52.340Z


The governing parties SPD, Greens and FDP are at loggerheads over a number of issues. This does not seem to affect the popularity ratings of the FDP politicians Lindner and Wissing.


The governing parties SPD, Greens and FDP are at loggerheads over a number of issues.

This does not seem to affect the popularity ratings of the FDP politicians Lindner and Wissing.

Munich/Hamburg - It looks as if there is currently no topic that is not causing a discussion in the traffic light coalition.

Whether it's the decision of the federal budget or Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck's plans to ban gas and oil heating from 2024 - the air between the ministers is getting thicker and thicker.

The FDP is particularly involved in both issues.

When two people fight, the third party is always happy.

But the polls for the FDP politicians Christian Lindner and Volker Wissing show the opposite.

Zoff in the traffic light coalition: Lindner and Wissing can score in surveys

Economics Minister Habeck's plans stipulate that from 2024 every newly installed heating system should be operated with at least 65 percent renewable energies.

This would mean an end to oil and gas heating systems.

In the coalition agreement, this was not planned until 2025.

Finance Minister Lindner denounces two problems.

In an interview with Welt am Sonntag,

he described the plans

as a "financial pipe dream".

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Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Volker Wissing (l) and Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner (r).

© Michael Kappeler/dpa

It is estimated that the project will cost 1,000 billion euros.

On the other hand, Lindner said that an early ban for people "is socially and economically unmanageable".

The new building at the Chancellery is also "dispensable" for Lindner, as he said on the Maischberger program.

According to Lindner, this would cost at least 800 million euros, which is too much for the finance minister.

In the meantime, he has also put an extension for his own ministry on hold.

Despite disputes, Lindner and Wissing are among the top ten most popular ministers

And then there is the dispute between the Ministry of Transport, the traffic light and the EU.

The EU wants the end of the combustion engine in new cars from 2035. This end is still being blocked by the federal government or much more by Volker Wissing.

Because he wanted to examine the ban more closely.

But all these disputes seem to have nothing to do with the FDP in particular.

According to

the Spiegel

government monitor, both Lindner and Wissing are among the top ten most popular ministers.

Christian Lindner, who was still in penultimate place (15th place) in summer 2022, is in sixth place.

This enabled him to collect a few popularity points, even though currently (March 20) around 46 percent of those surveyed stated that they were very dissatisfied with him.

A little further back, in ninth place, is Volker Wissing.

Around 47 percent are very dissatisfied with him, but he was able to improve by four places compared to summer 2022.

It remains to be seen whether the values ​​will remain at the same level or even improve in the future despite the disputes.

After all, the traffic light was able to radiate unity in the electoral reform.

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List of rubrics: © Michael Kappeler/dpa

Source: merkur

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