Fri Sep 9th, 2005 at 04:26:10 AM EST
I'm certain we will hear later from Saturday and our German crew about the latest developments in the upcoming German election. But just wanted to post this piece for the BBC WOrld News Online:
Poll suggests Schröder fightback
A survey by Infratest for ARD television showed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's SPD on 34%, with the CDU and its CSU ally dipping to 41%.
(...)According to the ARD survey, 54% of respondents said they would vote for Mr Schroeder if the vote were just for the main candidate, while only 35% said they preferred Mrs Merkel. (...)Mr Schroeder tried to shore up trade union support for the SPD on Thursday, amid widespread concern about his controversial economic reforms.