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: Merkel Crushing Beck, 6 to 1

If you could vote for the chancellor directly, who would you vote for?

Jun. 2008 Dec. 2007 Aug. 2007
Angela Merkel (CDU) 60% 55% 57%
Kurt Beck (SPD) 10% 18% 15%
Other / Not sure 30% 27% 28%

Source: Forsa / Stern / RTL
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 2,500 German adults, conducted from Jun. 23 to Jun. 27, 2008. Margin of error is four 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.