Germany’s Far-Right AfD Party Sees Dip in Polls Amid Protests and Controversies



Recent polling data indicates a slight decrease in support for Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. This shift comes following widespread protests across the country against far-right ideologies, sparked by reports of AfD members engaging in discussions with neo-Nazis about deporting millions with immigrant backgrounds, including German citizens. Demonstrations have united individuals from various political spectrums under a common cause to protect Germany’s democracy from far-right threats. Despite the drop, a significant portion of the German population still views the AfD as a viable political option, attributing its rise to dissatisfaction with current government policies rather than a direct endorsement of far-right ideologies.

  • Support for the AfD has shown a slight decline following mass protests against far-right ideologies in Germany.
  • Protests were triggered by revelations of AfD members meeting with neo-Nazis to discuss deporting immigrants.
  • 72% of Germans believe the protests against the far right serve a useful purpose.
  • Two-thirds of Germans recognize the AfD as a far-right organization, a characterization the party denies.
  • Some parts of the AfD have been classified as far-right by intelligence services, sparking debates on potentially banning the party.
  • Despite the far-right label, many Germans are not deterred from supporting the AfD, drawn to its stance on issues of concern.
  • Nearly half of the participants in a survey see changing the agenda as the main role of the AfD.
  • A perceived lack of justice and courage from the government is contributing to the AfD’s strength.
  • Detachment of politicians from reality is a significant concern among Germans, alongside the prominence of the far right.
  • The emergence of a new left-wing party under Zar Vag’s leadership may also be influencing the AfD’s polling numbers.
  • The AfD’s status as the country’s second most popular political party highlights significant public discontent with the current government.
  • AfD voters often view their support as a protest against the status quo rather than an endorsement of far-right policies.
  • The party is notably more popular in former East Germany, although its influence is spreading to the West as well.
  • AfD’s local community involvement is cited as a key factor in its appeal, contrasting with perceived elite detachment.
  • Right-wing parties across Europe are distancing themselves from the AfD following controversial revelations.

DW News is a global news TV program broadcast by German public state-owned international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).

AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center

Official website:

Original video here.

This summary has been generated by AI.