Germany: Merkel’s Bloc, Greens Both Dip in Election Poll

Source: Bloomberg

“Support in Germany for the two main electoral rivals, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc and the Greens party, each fell 1 percentage point in a weekly poll. The two remain neck-in-neck [sic] four months before the country’s federal election. Support for Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian ally, the Christian Social Union, fell to 24%, while the Greens dipped to 23% in an INSA poll for Bild am Sonntag published Sunday. The Social Democrats, Merkel’s junior coalition partner since 2013, rose 1 point to 17%. The opposition Free Democrats gained 2 points to 13%, a level the party last reached in national polls in 2009.” (05/22/21)