The overwhelming majority of the Green voters, namely 78 percent, consider Chancellor Sebastian Kurs’ course on the refugee issue to be wrong and reject it.
This result, which is remarkable in this clarity, is provided by an OGM survey on behalf of the KURIER.
The strikingly high value is definitely relevant for the dynamics within the coalition. Because the asylum and refugee issue is demonstrably the most controversial political field between turquoise and green. It is no coincidence that a “Crisis Solving Mode” was included in the coalition pact for the first time on this topic. This is to ensure that in the event of differences that cannot be postponed, the ÖVP and the Greens can vote against each other in parliament – without ending the coalition.
Two thirds for the Chancellor
As far as the general population is concerned, the attitude towards Kurz’s refugee policy is relatively clear: almost two thirds of those eligible to vote (64%) consider the rigid course to be right, 27 to be wrong.
As expected, the approval – apart from the ÖVP’s own clientele – is high among the free voters: 94 percent of all FPÖ sympathizers consider Sebastian Kurz’s position to be the right one.
Overall, what can be observed in other surveys applies to the question, namely: a strikingly large gap between voters in the city and in the country.
For example, 70 percent of the rural population consider the Chancellor’s course to be the right one, in the city it is only slightly more than half (55 percent).