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German SPD ahead of conservatives a month before election - poll

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German SPD ahead of conservatives a month before election - poll
German SPD ahead of conservatives a month before election - poll   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

BERLIN – Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have pulled ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives for the first time in 15 years, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday, just a month before the country’s federal election.

The SPD is up 2 percentage points compared to a week ago on 23%, while Merkel’s conservatives slipped a point to 22% and the Greens are down a point at 18%, according to the Forsa poll for RTL/NTV conducted on Aug. 17-23 among 1,532 people.