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Voters are divided over whether Støjberg should go to a state court

At the same time, 16 percent are unresolved on the issue.

The split does not surprise Rune Stubager, who is a professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, where he researches voter behavior.

– We do not have the underlying figures here, but I would think that there is a very strong correlation between which party they vote for and what they answer.

– In this way, the figures also illustrate the dilemma the two major parties, the Social Democrats and the Liberal Party, face when deciding whether or not to support a federal court. This is a topic that is not a clear winner, says Rune Stubager.

The two parties’ parliamentary groups will meet at different times on Thursday, where they will discuss in the group whether they want a federal court case. The Conservatives’ parliamentary group does the same.

If the Liberal Party or the Social Democrats vote in favor, there will be a majority for a federal court case.

And what the two parties end up deciding will have an impact on voters’ attitudes to the issue.

– One thing is what the voters had to say before a decision is made. But it is also the case that the voters to a certain extent can be persuaded to think otherwise if their party comes up with good arguments to change attitude, says Rune Stubager.

– When the two major parties find out what they want, it will probably pull some of their voters in the direction of the decision they make.

The Liberal Alliance, the Socialist People’s Party, the Unity List, the Radicals, the Alternative and the Free Greens have all said they will vote for a federal court. New Citizens’ and Danish People’s Party have said they will vote against.

The case is about the separation of all asylum couples, where one was a minor, in 2016, when Inger Støjberg was minister. First the ombudsman, then the city court, then the Instruction Commission and finally independent lawyers have all judged that practice was illegal.

The Instruction Commission has also found that Inger Støjberg was aware that the execution of such a practice would be illegal.

On the question of whether Inger Støjberg’s decision was the right one, even though it was inconsistent with international conventions, voters are also divided.

Here, 42 percent think the decision was the right one, while 32 percent answer that it was a wrong decision. 17 percent are in doubt.

The survey was conducted from January 8 to January 13 and includes responses from 1,012 people.

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