An opinion polls are conducted around the “Sunday question,” survey in which respondents are asked a question about which party they would vote for if elections were held the following Sunday — regularly and published in Germany.
The polls results shows the level of support for the German Green Party, which is part of the ruling government coalition, is continuing to decline.
According to the survey, the Greens party has reached its lowest level in more than five years.
The poll, published by public broadcaster ARD on Friday, showed that if parliamentary elections were held on Sunday, the Greens would get just 13% of the vote, one percentage point lower than in the previous poll two weeks ago.
The recent data revealed that for more than five years, the support for the German Greens was so low.
German Economy Minister Robert Habeck’s plan to trade unfriendly oil and gas heating systems for heat pumps and other climate-friendly technologies has many Germans on edge.
They are concerned about replacement costs, although the government has said those with working systems will not have to replace them and subsidies will be available.
The poll said that conservatives from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian brother party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), who don’t belong to the ruling coalition government, will remain the strongest by 28%.
On the other side, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party (AFD) will maintain the current 20%.
The other coalition partners – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats – and the pro-business Free Democratic Party will also maintain their support levels of 18% and 7% respectively if there is a federal election on Sunday.
Also, the level of support for the Left Party will remain at 4% of the vote, and therefore it won’t be represented in the Bundestag.
Germany has a minimum threshold of 5% for parliamentary representation.