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I doubt you can ascribe the result to fear-mongering against the left party
The effect seems to be in the range of 2-4%. The real question for the SPD is: how many percent would they lose if they declared a possible left alliance before a federal election? If the number is smaller than the percentage the Linke is able to get, the option might be considered.

"If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles." Sun Tzu
by Turambar (sersguenda at hotmail com) on Sun Feb 24th, 2008 at 03:05:21 PM EST
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