The extent to which Angela Merkel’s reputation has been shattered in Germany is demonstrated in the latest poll that has her trailing by 11% when candidates for Chancellor are put head to head.
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49% of Germans now want socialist Martin Schulz as Chancellor, with Merkel trailing by a distance on 38%.
The negative image of Merkel is demonstrated by the fact that her party itself still has a 4% lead.
The anti-Euro Alternative for Germany are the third most popular party on 10%.
It would seem that Angela Merkel’s toxic legacy in the country has become terminal.