Germany: Conservatives Still On Top

What party would you vote for in the next federal election?

Dec. 16 Nov. 20 Oct. 9
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
37% 39% 38%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 24% 25% 25%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 12% 11% 11%
Left Party (Linke) 11% 10% 12%
Green Party (Grune) 11% 10% 8%

Source: Infratest-Dimap
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,001 German adults, conducted on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16, 2008. Margin of error is 2.7 per cent.

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Germany: Conservatives Maintain Large Lead

What party would you support in Germany’s next federal election?

Dec. 5 Nov. 7 Oct. 24
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
38% 37% 36%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 23% 23% 24%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 12% 12% 13%
Left Party (Linke) 11% 13% 13%
Green Party (Grune) 11% 9% 8%

Source: Forsa / Stern / RTL
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 2,501 German adults, conducted from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5, 2008. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Germany: Conservatives Lead by 12

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What party would you vote for in the next federal election?

Nov. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 1
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
37% 35% 35%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 25% 25% 25%
Left Party (Linke) 13% 13% 11%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 11% 12% 13%
Green Party (Grune) 11% 10% 11%

Source: Infratest-Dimap
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 German voters, conducted on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, 2008. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Germans Still Like Conservative Coalition

Angela Merkel

What party would you vote for in the next federal election?

Sept. 17 Aug. 20 Aug. 6
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
37% 37% 36%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 26% 25% 24%
Left Party (Linke) 12% 13% 14%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 12% 12% 12%
Green Party (Grune) 10% 10% 11%

Source: Infratest-Dimap
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 German voters, conducted on Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2008. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Germany: Conservatives Lead by 15 pts.

What party would you support in Germany’s next federal election?

Jun. 13 Jun. 6 May 30
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
36% 35% 36%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 21% 20% 20%
Left Party (Linke) 14% 15% 15%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 13% 14% 13%
Green Party (Grune) 11% 11% 12%

Source: Forsa / Stern / RTL
Methodology: Interviews with 2,501 German adults, conducted from Jun. 9 to Jun. 13, 2008. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Germany: Liberals Fall Further Behind

What party would you support in Germany’s next federal election?

May 30 May 23 May 2
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
36% 35% 37%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 20% 23% 23%
Left Party (Linke) 15% 14% 14%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 13% 12% 11%
Green Party (Grune) 12% 11% 10%

Source: Forsa / Stern / RTL
Methodology: Interviews with 2,502 German adults, conducted from May 26 to May 30, 2008. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Germany: Conservatives Hold 11 pt Lead

What party would you vote for in the next federal election?

May 14 Apr. 30 Apr. 2
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
36% 37% 37%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 25% 27% 26%
Left Party (Linke) 12% 12% 12%
Green Party (Grune) 12% 10% 11%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 11% 10% 10%

Source: Infratest-Dimap
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,500 German voters, conducted on May 13 and May 14, 2008. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Germany: Conservatives Continue to Lead

What party would you vote for in the next federal election?

May 8 Apr. 17 Apr. 3
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
40% 40% 39%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 27% 27% 28%
Left Party (Linke) 11% 11% 11%
Green Party (Grune) 9% 9% 9%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 8% 8% 9%

Source: FG Wahlen / ZDF
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,191 German adults, conducted from May 6 to May 8, 2008. Margin of error is 2.7 per cent.

Germany: Conservative Coalition Extends Lead

What party would you vote for in the next federal election?

Apr. 17 Apr. 3 Mar. 2008
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
40% 39% 40%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 27% 28% 29%
Left Party (Linke) 11% 11% 10%
Green Party (Grune) 9% 9% 9%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 8% 9% 8%

Source: FG Wahlen / ZDF
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,210 German adults, conducted from Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2008. Margin of error is 2.7 per cent.

Germany: Conservatives Still Have Large Lead

What party would you support in Germany’s next federal election?

Mar. 20 Mar. 14 Mar. 7
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)
38% 37% 38%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 22% 22% 23%
Left Party (Linke) 14% 14% 14%
Green Party (Grune) 11% 11% 11%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 11% 11% 10%

Source: Forsa / Stern / RTL
Methodology: Interviews with 2,000 German adults, conducted from Mar. 17 to Mar. 20, 2008. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.