Polls continue to deliver bad news for the alliance between the conservative Christian Democratic and Social Union (CDU / CSU) in Germany, which leads but is losing support in voting intentions for the September elections.
According to a survey by the Insa Institute, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and her Bavarian ally have 26 percent voting intent, one percentage point less than a week ago, according to the results published today by “Bild am Sonntag”.
The SPD, in turn, rises by one point to 18 percent and ties in with the Greens, who maintain the level of the previous week.
The Liberal Party (FDP) loses one point to 12 percent, the right-wing extremist alternative for Germany (AfD) remains at 11 percent and the Left Party gains one point to 7 percent. Elections will take place on September 26th.
Among the chancellor candidates, the SPD, Olaf Scholz, is now well ahead in terms of popularity. If it were possible to elect him directly, 27 percent would choose the current finance minister as chancellor in an election (+5 compared to the area code).
CDU boss Armin Laschet would be elected with 14 percent (+1). Annalena Baerbock, the Greens’ candidate, would get 13 percent as in the previous week. However, 36 percent said they would not vote for any of the three votes in a direct election.
In Germany, the chancellor is not elected by the citizens, but rather a parliamentary system in which the parties are elected and the head of government emerges from the majority that can be formed in the Bundestag.
For the survey, the polling institute Insa interviewed 2,002 people from August 2nd to 8th. The error rate is estimated at +/- 2.5 percentage points.