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Federal Election Poll: The Union is slowly catching up

Federal Election Poll: The Union is slowly catching up


Armin Laschet on Thursday at Cevital.
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According to a recent survey, SPD is still clearly ahead of CDU and CSU. But the distance is slowly decreasing. Meanwhile, Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet is rising in favor of voters.

NSUT a week before the general election is the lead SPD Slightly melted in front of the union according to the direction of ARD Germany. According to the poll published Thursday by the Infratest dimap, the Social Democrats improved by one point to 26 percent from last week — but in the same period the CDU and the Christian Social Union rose from 20 to 22 percent. The Greens dropped one point to 15 percent, and the FDP and the AfD suffered slight losses: they are tied on 11 percent. The left remained with six percent of the vote.

Basically a mirror Polls They only reflect the opinion at the time the poll was conducted and there are no predictions about the election outcome. You are also always fraught with doubts. Among other things, declining party relations and increasingly short-term voting decisions make it difficult for opinion research institutes to evaluate the data collected.

The head of the CDU was also able to compare candidates for the position of chancellor Armin Laschet Make some flooring. In a direct election, according to the poll, 40 percent of those surveyed would still vote for SPD candidate Olaf Schultz – but that’s three percentage points lower two weeks ago. In the same period, Laschet improved from 16 to 19 percent. Only 13 percent would choose Annalina Barbock of the Green Party.

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From September 13 to 15, from Infratest dimap 1,512 eligible voters were interviewed by phone or online. Volatility range is 2 to 3 percentage points.