According to this Reuters article, the German chancellor’s welcome to refugees is backfiring at home. It argues that critics abound in her own party, her popularity is low and right-wing populists are flourishing. But the article concludes that Merkel has two things in her favour: the German economy looks solid and her opponents lack a credible leader.
Personally, I’m not convinced that politics is that forgiving. Angela Merkel has been firefighting and has been light on strategy. Yes, she’s a formidable politician but she has recently demonstrated vulnerability and desperation in Turkey.