End of Merkel legacy? German election polls reject Mutti as Scholz clear favourite | World | News
But since then their popularity has fallen.
It seems German voters have no appetite to see the CDU in power without “Mutti Merkel” (mother Merkel) as its leader.
Left-leaning parties and far-right, anti-immigration parties, have gained popularity since the last general election in 2017.
While support for the major, more central parties such as Merkel’s, has waned.