Survey: Majority for banning three AfD state associations

A majority of Germans believe that a ban on the AfD regional associations in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, which the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has classified as definitely right-wing extremist, makes sense.

Survey: Majority for banning three AfD state associations

A majority of Germans believe that a ban on the AfD regional associations in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, which the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has classified as definitely right-wing extremist, makes sense. This is shown by the results of a representative survey by the polling institute Pollytix on behalf of the campaign organization Campact.

According to the information, 59 percent of those eligible to vote said that, in their view, such a ban was a “very good idea” or a “fairly good idea”. 38 percent of German citizens would find such a ban bad or rather bad.

The pollsters found the greatest support for a ban on these three East German AfD state associations among the supporters of the Greens and SPD. According to the information, there was somewhat less support for this proposal among those who, if there were a federal election next Sunday, would vote for the CDU, CSU, Left or FDP. Many of the supporters of Alliance Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW) view such a ban with skepticism. According to Pollytix, almost all of the AfD supporters surveyed were against it.

Correctiv revelations cause concern

The pollsters also asked about a report from the Correctiv research center about a meeting of radical right-wingers in Potsdam in November, in which AfD politicians as well as individual members of the CDU and the very conservative Values ​​Union took part.

The Austrian right-wing extremist Martin Sellner said he spoke about “remigration” at the meeting. When right-wing extremists use this term, they usually mean that large numbers of people of foreign origin should leave the country - even under duress.

Almost four out of five eligible voters have heard or read about the Correctiv revelations. 68 percent of those who saw these reports expressed concern about the content discussed there.

Since Correctiv first reported on the meeting in Potsdam on January 10th, there have been repeated protests across the country warning against right-wing extremism and in some cases sharply criticizing the AfD. According to police information, more than 900,000 people took part last weekend alone.

Felix Kolb, managing director of Campact, said: "The protests against the AfD are a strong signal from the center of society against right-wing extremism and for freedom, democracy and human rights." According to its own information, Pollytix surveyed 1,530 eligible voters aged 18 and over nationwide online between January 19th and 22nd.

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