Sometimes, public opinion can be swayed and it can flip quite dramatically at tremendous speed. Other times, it is firmly entrenched and based on stereotypes and persistent behaviours about which way to vote – left or right.
In the case of Germany, we have witnessed a sea change in public opinion. Just a few months ago, a considerable portion of German citizens was praising Chancellor Angela Merkel and supporting any decision of her government. But a misunderstanding of her intentions as regar...

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