By Andreas Kißler
BERLIN (Dow Jones) – The Union is gaining ground again in the polls. If the Bundestag election were on Sunday, the CDU and CSU would reach 38.5 percent, one and a half points more than in the previous week, the Bild newspaper reported, citing the Insa opinion trend. Bündnis90 / The Greens keep their value from the previous week with 18 percent. In contrast, the SPD loses one point to 14 percent. The AfD improves by half a point to 10 percent, the left remains at 8 percent, and the FDP loses a half point to 5.5 percent.
According to the survey, for which a total of 2,047 people were interviewed from May 29 to June 2, the grand coalition of CDU / CSU and SPD came to 52.5 percent because of the strength of the Union. A black-green coalition of the Union and the Greens together has 56.5 percent. “The Union is more than 20 points ahead of the second-placed Greens,” said Insa boss Hermann Binkert. The strength of the Union is not only in contrast to the weakness of its current coalition partner SPD, but also to the weakness of its former coalition partner FDP. For the Free Democrats, it’s about existence. With the regular voters alone, they would no longer be able to get past the five percent hurdle. ”
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June 02, 2020 18:00 ET (22:00 GMT)