Wednesday, December 21, 2016
A survey of Germans shows that 70 percent want tighter borders, with 21 percent favoring a full shut-down of all immigration – a blunt response to the mass influx of refugees Angela Merkel has pushed the last year. Merkel’s favor with voters has been crumbling for months... and polls put her at all-time lows as she heads into an election battle for her fourth term.
Twelve died in Berlin during a terror attack at a heavily-trafficked Christmas market.
The dissatisfaction of Germans stems largely from Merkel's full-court-press to accept refugees.. a situation that has not only radically altered the German culture, but has also compromised the safety of citizens.
Reports from Germany in recent months have revealed numerous sexual attacks by Muslim migrants against citizens, including minor-age girls.
Terrorism, meanwhile, is on the rise.
Just this week, 12 died and dozens were injured in a Christmas market Islamic terrorist attack in Berlin.
And now investigators are trying to determine if the attack was committed at the hands of a Muslim migrant who was allowed into Germany under Merkel’s own refugee policy, the New York Times reported.
“We must assume at the current time that it was a terrorist attack,” Merkel said on Tuesday, the New York Times reported. “I know that it would be particularly difficult for all of us to bear if it would be confirmed that this deed was carried out by a person who sought protection and asylum in Germany.”
The local newspaper, Die Welt, previously reported the truck drive was a refugee, but did not offer a source for that information.
The survey of unhappy Germans was taken before that terror assault, which Merkel said left her “horrified, shaken and deeply sad.”
It’s likely the numbers of Germans who favor tighter borders rose even higher in the aftermath of Berlin’s terror attack.
The survey, conducfted by TNS Infratest Politikforschung, also asked respondents for their views on the European Union. And on that: 42 percent want a referendum to determine Germany’s future participation in the EU, while 62 percent said the EU was “heading in the wrong direction,” the Express reported.
Also from the Express:
“The same survey found 67 per cent want the bureaucratic superstate to change its political direction and just 39 per cent of Germans believe EU membership is exclusively positive.
“About 96 per cent of Germans want the failing Brussels bloc to be become “more transparent and closer to the people”, the independent polling institute found. …
“Almost half of all respondents believe the refugee crisis is the biggest problem the country faces and a resolution can only be found with the cooperation of the other 27 member states.
“Yet more than a quarter of Germans believe the other member states have left Germany to deal with the immigration problem by itself, highlighting the deep divisions which are driving the bloc apart.
“The migrant crisis, which has plagued the EU in recent months, has led to 70 per cent of respondents wanting the EU to protect its external borders, with 21 per cent wanting them to be completely closed.”