If a vote for Martin Schulz is potentially a vote for the far left, Germans may prefer the safety of Angela Merkel.
Germans by and large approve of Angela Merkel’s job performance, but they are ready for somebody else to take over.
Martin Schulz has pushed Germany’s Social Democrats up in the polls, but another grand coalition is still likely.
The German leader was never a multiculturalist and must guard her right flank ahead of next year’s election.
In pursuit of centrist voters, the German chancellor must take care to protect her right flank.