The Social Democratic Party leader is liked by cosmopolitan and working-class voters. But they don’t actually vote for him.
If the party can’t win in its industrial heartland, there is little hope for the federal elections in September.
If a vote for Martin Schulz is potentially a vote for the far left, Germans may prefer the safety of Angela Merkel.
Martin Schulz has pushed Germany’s Social Democrats up in the polls, but another grand coalition is still likely.