Sunday question: Forsa survey: SPD falls below 20 percent – Union in front

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    The approval for the SPD and Olaf Scholz continues to fall. Nevertheless, the chancellor is still more popular than the CDU leader, but also here by a smaller margin than last time.

    According to a Forsa survey, the SPD continues to lose favor with voters and has fallen below the 20 percent mark for the first time since last August.

    If there were a federal election now, the SPD would get 19 percent according to the RTL/ntv “trend barometer”. Union (29 percent) and Greens (24 percent), on the other hand, increase slightly by one percentage point. FDP (7 percent), Left (4 percent) and AfD (9 percent) remain unchanged compared to the previous week.

    Olaf Scholz (SPD) also approved of the Chancellor question. If the citizens could elect the Federal Chancellor directly, 39 percent of all eligible voters (minus 2 percentage points) would currently choose Scholz and 20 percent (plus 1) for CDU leader Friedrich Merz.

    Election polls are generally always subject to uncertainties. Among other things, declining party ties and increasingly short-term voting decisions make it difficult for the opinion research institutes to weight the data collected. In principle, surveys only reflect the opinion at the time of the survey and are not a forecast of the outcome of the election.