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Germany's Social Democrats only 4 points ahead of far-right AfD - Politico
BERLIN -- A new poll places Martin Schulz's Social Democrats (SPD) only four points ahead of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

If there were an election today, the SPD would receive 18 percent of the vote while the AfD would receive 14, according to an INSA poll published Tuesday.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, would receive 31.5 percent. The Greens and Free Democrats (FDP), meanwhile, would come in at 10 percent, and the Left at 11 percent. The AfD has remained steady at 14 percent for the past several weeks.

The results mark a new low for the SPD, which suffered a major defeat in September's federal election, when it received 20.5 percent of the vote.

The AfD, meanwhile, has seen a rise from its September result of 12.6 percent.

by Bernard on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 at 09:08:04 PM EST
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