German Predictibility Almost Bores Pollsters

As the following account by news agency Reuters will tell you, German elections are no ‘winner takes it all’ game. That is code for ‘they have nothing to decide’. If you read very attentively, you will also notice that the polling companies are paid by public funds through public broadcasters.

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) – Doubts about the reliability of opinion polls arose after unexpected election results in Britain and the United States last year, but German pollsters say their methods and domestic circumstances mean Germany should be immune to election shock next month. German opinion surveys have been precise in the past because […]

via German pollsters confident before election, despite Brexit, Trump — The Crusader Journal


More Germans Fear Climate Change than Terrorism


A new survey ahead of the national election in September shows Germans are more concerned about the future state of the environment than they are about more headline-grabbing topics like terrorism or the refugee crisis.

via More Germans fear climate change than terrorism, poll shows — The Local