Poll: Germans strongly against eurobonds

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — A newly released poll finds that Germans overwhelmingly oppose jointly guaranteed eurobonds while Chancellor Angela Merkel's hard-nosed management of the euro crisis is gaining rising approval.

A new drive this week by the European Commission for bonds guaranteed by all 17 eurozone countries was promptly stamped on by Merkel.

The ZDF television poll released Friday found that 79 percent of respondents opposed eurobonds and only 15 percent backed them.

It said 63 percent thought Merkel was doing a good job in the crisis and 29 percent disagreed. That figure has improved steadily since early October — when 45 percent thought she was doing a good job and 46 percent disagreed.

The poll of 1,276 people was conducted Tuesday through Thursday and gave a margin of error of plus or minus three points.

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