As soon as the terror attack hit Berlin last week, far-right figures across Europe held German Chancellor Angela Merkel responsible, for giving shelter to Syrian refugees.
But it turns out most Germans have resoundingly ignored their blame-game.
A survey found that 68% of Germans do not agree that Merkel’s stance on the refugee crisis was to blame for the Berlin attack.
Of those surveyed, 28% said they did hold Merkel’s policies responsible for the attack. Over 90% of those supported the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which blamed Merkel too.
Other figures such as the Dutch politician Geert Wilders and Nigel Farage blamed Merkel too. The overwhelmingly majority of Germans chose to ignore them.
The poll also showed that Merkel’s party continues to enjoy strong electoral support. Its survey of parties found:
CDU/CSU 38% (+2 from last week)
SPD 20% (-2)
AfD 12% (+1)
FDP 5% (-1)
Funny how most Germans seem determined to ignore far-right screaming.
Maybe they’ve learnt from our example