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Poll: Confidence in Merkel is waning

The mood is changing in Germany: In the current ARD Germany trend, the government parties have shown losses after a high in the polls of the past weeks. Two parties in the opposition are gaining ground.

Published: May 15, 2020, 8:29 am

    Berlin

    According to a new poll, the AfD and FDP are winning voters. According to the new ARD Germany trend, the CDU/CSU currently register 38 percent of the vote.

    Some 40 percent of those questioned are in favor of easing anti-Covid-19 measures in the coming weeks. Some 3 percent answered “don’t know”, while 1 percent did not provide any information. Notably, supporters of the FDP (63 percent) and the AfD (61 percent) are in favor of a further opening.

    More than half of those entitled to vote said they wanted to continue with the measures currently in place to contain the Corona pandemic. According to this, 56 percent of citizens are critical of further measures to relax containment.

    Immediately before the easing was decided last week, 54 percent of German citizens had opted for easing, 41 percent wanted to stick to the measures, it said.

    The survey was carried out by infratest dimap on behalf of the ARD public broadcaster.

    The Union thus loses one percentage point compared to the previous week. The AfD and the FDP, on the other hand, have gained one percentage point each: the AfD would get 10 percent, the FDP 6 percent, if federal elections were held next Sunday.

    According to the information, the Greens remain the second strongest with 18 percent. Only 15 percent of voters would opt for the SPD, and like the Union it would lose one percentage point. The government coalition of SPD and Union would get 53 percent of the vote.

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