In the Willy Brandt house, every new poll on the federal election should be a source of joy right now. With Forsa, the Social Democrats are staying one step ahead of the Union.
Berlin (dpa) – Just under four weeks before the federal election, the SPD remains the most powerful force in a Forsa poll.
In the new RTL / ntv trend barometer, the Social Democrats can extend their lead over the Union to two percentage points, so they reach 23%, as shown in the survey published Tuesday on behalf of RTL and ntv.
The Union is down one percentage point from the previous week to reach 21 percent. The Greens remain unchanged at 18 percent, the AfD gains one percentage point and ends at 11 percent. The left and the FDP remain unchanged at six and twelve percent, respectively.
If the Germans could choose their chancellor directly, according to the survey, 45% would not choose any of the three candidates. Olaf Scholz (SPD) is still ahead of Annalena Baerbock (Greens) with 15% and Armin Laschet (CDU) with 11% with 29%.
In principle, election polls only reflect opinion at the time of the survey and are not a prognosis for the outcome of the election. You are also always fraught with uncertainties. Among other things, declining ties between parties and increasingly short-term voting decisions make it more difficult for opinion research institutes to weight the data collected.