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.