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I believe I saw a national poll just recently that had red-green beating the pants off every other constellation

Could you dig that up? I couldn't find anything.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 05:05:20 AM EST
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Meanwhile, I found this pre-election poll:

Agreement with "an end of the Grand Coalition in Berlin would be sad", in Bremen (and in parantheses all Germany):

CDU-voters 78 (64)
SPD-voters 53 (61)
FDP-voters 41 (43)
Greens-voters 32 (53)
Left-Party-voters 30 (36)



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 05:39:04 AM EST
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Here. Once the flash animation has finished loading, click the Wunsch-Koalition-tap. It's 27% for Red-Green, 26% for Black-Yellow, only 23% for the grand coalition, and 13% for Black-Yellow-Green (not gonna happen in a hurry!). It is however true that in the same poll 54% said they would regret a collapse of the grand coalition. Whatever that means.

If you can't convince them, confuse them. (Harry S. Truman)
by brainwave on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 09:09:20 AM EST
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It is however true that in the same poll 54% said they would regret a collapse of the grand coalition. Whatever that means.

Maybe that the SPD voters are afraid of Black-Yellow and the CDU/CSU voters are afraid of Red-Green?

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 09:18:11 AM EST
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Well, there's that. But seriously, what the heck kind of question is "Would you regret a collapse of the Grand Coalition?" (Wuerden Sie ein Auseinanderbrechen der Grossen Koalition bedauern?) I think what the responses show above all is that voters are sobbing suckers of sentimentality and stifling stalwarts of stability :-)

If you can't convince them, confuse them. (Harry S. Truman)
by brainwave on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 10:16:43 AM EST
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It takes a lot of courage to answer "no". That's a triple negative.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 10:18:32 AM EST
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54% said they would regret a collapse of the grand coalition. Whatever that means.

Indeed at the same time 62% want to change the government!...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 10:40:02 AM EST
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