Merkel’s Conservatives Hit All-Time Low In Polls As Elections Approach – POLITICO
Things are not looking good for Germany’s conservative alliance just five weeks before Election Day, as it fell to all-time lows in a new poll.
In a poll published early Sunday morning, the conservative alliance of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) fell three percentage points, placing on par with the Social Democrats (SPD), both with 22 percent. .
INSA poll, made for the German publication Bild, is the lowest that the alliance has fallen in the analysis of the polling company. It comes as Chancellor Angela Merkel joined fellow Conservative Armin Laschet in a Berlin campaign event Saturday in a bid to stem the alliance’s polls from falling.
Laschet hopes to replace Merkel as chancellor after the September 26 elections, but her SPD opponent, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, has been gaining ground in recent weeks.
Merkel’s appearance on Saturday was announced more than a week ago, after a poll put the CDU / CSU alliance at 23 percent, down from 30 percent in less than a month. During his speech, Merkel called Laschet the “future federal chancellor.”
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This weekend’s poll will provoke nervousness in the conservative alliance, which has seen its chancellor candidate Laschet fight during the campaign, raising questions about whether his rival for the conservative candidacy, Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder, would take his place. place. Since then, Söder has ruled out replacing Laschet.
Söder admitted on saturday at the Berlin event, where he appeared alongside Merkel and Laschet, which would be “very tight in the coming weeks.”
POLITICO’s polling poll still places the CDU / CSU alliance ahead of the Social Democrats, but the lead is shrinking substantially, with the SPD going from 16 percent in late July to 20 percent in the most recent count.