The main subject of the campaign has been, like in other parts of Europe, generic, irrational (immigration in the state is irrelevant) and racists xenophobia. As we have already written recently, succesfully driving from behind is a virtuoso capacity exemplified by Winton Marsalis, not Angela Merkel.
She seems now closer to her way out, not in a constructive way (“this girl will destroy my Europe”: who said it? One other of our recent, short, texts)
The link gets you to the commentare by Le Monde on the news
Régionales en Allemagne : l’extrême-droite inflige un sérieux revers à Angela Merkel
via Le Monde