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    German Socialists Edge Ahead of Merkel’s Conservatives in Opinion Poll

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    Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) once again overtook Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) in a fresh opinion poll out Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The INSA poll for the Bild newspaper showed the SPD gained one point since last week and stands at 32 percent. The conservatives are trailing behind with unchanged 31 percent.

    The SPD and the CDU/CSU have been ruling Germany in a "grand coalition" since last general election in 2013. The new vote is scheduled for this September.

    They have been running neck-and-neck in polls after former European Parliament chief Martin Schulz took over as the SPD’s leader in January. He is the only challenger of Merkel in the race for chancellorship.

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    • Ok1
      Having seen the German media landscape I can understand why Germans are such loonies. I've never seen so much self-hate, praising of other cultures, self censorship as in the German media. You could go to Saudi Arabia or China and find more media freedom and diversity of opinions then you can in the German media.

      I actually hope Merkel loses, even if she loses to a Socialist EU clown. She has been in power for nearly 16-yrs with very little opposition to her rule, her migrant policies, and her policies towards other EU countries.
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      seanrkearney
      Not really surprising or I would have thought terribly difficult......
    • Capt'nSkippy !!!
      How can anyone vote for this sow with its beak stuck in the trough??? Germans need to wake up and get someone in for the people and not a sock puppet to the US, EU and NATO!!!
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