The Merkel Paradox Chancellor Fares Well, But Government Tanks in Polls

Almost 70 percent of Germans believe that Angela Merkel's government pursues special interests to the detriment of the public good. Sixty-five percent say her government isn't doing enough to address Germany's future problems. Yet the chancellor remains the country's most popular politician, far ahead of her challenger in next year's general elections.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains popular even as her vice chancellor, Philipp Rösler, is seen as ineffective.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains popular even as her vice chancellor, Philipp Rösler, is seen as ineffective.

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