Three weeks before the elections to the German parliament scheduled for September 26, polls indicate an increasing advantage of the SPD Social Democrats and their candidate for Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The CDU / CSU union records “the worst ever” results – commented the media.
The daily “Die Welt” commissioned a survey with the ARD station to the Infratest Dimap institute. It was carried out three weeks before the elections to the Bundestag, scheduled for September 26.
“Die Welt” commented that “the trends of recent weeks have strengthened” and that “Germany seems to be” strongly convinced “of the Social Democrats SPD and Olaf Scholzwho is a candidate for the position of chancellor. It was further described that the center-right Christian Democrat Unia CDU / CSU “has the worst test result in history, just like Armin Laschet, CDU candidate for chancellor “.
Social democrats high in polls, the Union has lost
According to the survey, the advantage of the Social Democrats and Olaf Scholz is definitely growing, for the first time since February 2017, and the SPD returns to the top in the polls. Compared to the previous month, the SPD gained seven percentage points to a figure of 25 percent.
In turn, the CDU / CSU Union won only 20 percent (losing as much as 7 percentage points). As the media have pointed out, this is the worst result of this center-right Christian Democrat formation in the history of the polls.
Greens they are losing three percentage points and now have 16 percent of the vote. As for parties outside the top three, the score of the liberal, democratic FDP increases by one percentage point (13 percent). The far right of the AfD, with 12% support, improved the result by percentage points. The Left (die Linke) holds the score of six percent.
When asked about support for the party that should lead the next federal government, 35 percent of respondents are in favor of the SPD, 24 percent in favor of the EU and 13 percent in favor of the Greens.
The Union’s candidate for chancellor, Armin Laschet (CDU), lags behind its competitors – Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Annalena Baerbock (Greens). Scholz is also decisive when the respondents answered the questions of who they consider to be the most likeable, competent candidate for office. Scholz’s results increase significantly compared to the previous survey in May this year.
In the ranking of satisfaction with politicians, Olaf Scholz (vice-chancellor and federal finance minister) got 56 percent, behind Chancellor Angela Merkel (64 percent). CSU chief Markus Soeder came third (54 percent). Annalena Baerbock won 25 percent of the vote. Fewer and fewer Germans are satisfied with Armin Laschet’s policy – the CDU leader only obtained 20 percent of the support.
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