Angela Merkel and her coalition government are drawing closer to collapse as Germany faces more political and economic fallout from the Debt Contagion. The Euro Zone financial crisis has strained support from the German people, as well as within Merkel’s own Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party. Two high-ranking members have resigned, Roland Koch and Horst Kohler. Kohler gave Merkel a mere two hours of notice before going live on TV to announce his decision.

German polling data shows support for the CDU and their sister party, the Christian Socialist Union (CSU) is down to 30%. Chancellor Merkel has drawn a steady stream of fire over her pledge to support the bailout of Greece and the failure to stop the rapid decline of the Euro. Talk in recent weeks of the collapse of the European Union have not helped matters, with Merkel getting most of the blame for the mishandling of the debt crisis.

Merkel’s party recent lost a regional election in North Rhine Westphalia, a public signal that her center-right coalition is losing support. Discussions to slash Germany’s budget are creating further division. 53% of Germans polled believe that Merkel’s government will fall. This past weekend, Merkel called for unity and tried to get factions in her coalition to end their feuding. Spiegel Magazine has referred to Merkel as the “Trummerfrau”, German women who cleared away the ruins and rubble after Allied bombing missions in World War Two.

The austerity cuts passed last week have met with widespread opposition. Nearly 80% of Germans polled believe the cuts are unfair. 67% want taxes increased to cover the budget deficits. A majority of German citizens, 85%, opposed the Greek bailout. With numbers like this, and rumors of more ministers preparing to resign, it seems unlikely that Angela Merkel’s coalition government will last much longer, adding to the political and economic uncertainty in Europe.