According to the latest poll conducted by the German TV station ZDF, if the elections were held next Sunday, Olaf Scholz from the SPD would win. The voters also indicated the coalitions they would like in the new parliament and the most important problems requiring urgent solutions.
The poll was conducted on September 10 by the Politbarometer Electoral Research Group. The survey answers the questions of who Germany would like to be in power after 16 years of CDU / CSU domination and which party will become the strongest political force in the country. It was also examined which coalitions will form the new government and who has the best chance of becoming the head of government. The survey also shows which topics are currently most bothering German voters.
The poll shows that if the elections were held next Sunday, the votes would be as follows: Olaf Scholz (SPD) – 48 percent, Armin Laschet (CDU) – 21, Annalena Baerbock (Greens) – 16.
Another question was about which political party the respondents would vote for if the elections were to be held next Sunday. The CDU / CSU union would win 22 percent (-10.9 percent compared to the previous elections in 2017), the SPD social democrats: 25 percent. (+4.5%), far-right AfD: 11% (-1.6%), FDP: 11% (+0.3%), Left: 6% (-3.2%), Greens: 17% (+ 8.1%).
The currently ruling grand coalition of the CDU / CSU Union with the SPD would not have a government majority, for which the addition of the FDP would be necessary. A majority coalition composed of the Union, the Greens and the FDP would also be possible.
The most important problems according to voters
The coalitions that voters in the new parliament would like would consist of the following party arrangements: the SPD and the Greens (17% of those polled), the SPD, the Greens and the Left – 10%, the CDU / CSU and the SPD – 9%, the CDU / CSU and FDP – 7 percent
The most important problems for German voters at the moment and needing the fastest solution are the pandemic and climate change. They definitely won in the survey in question. The issue of climate change gained 43 percent. voters’ responses, pandemic – 30 percent, pensions – 11 percent, migration and refugees – 11 percent, social issues – 10 percent, education – 6 percent, economic and economic situation – 6 percent.
The elections to the Bundestag will be held in two weeks, on September 26. “This could be the most even race in many years,” comments ZDF.
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