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German SPD closing on Merkel's conservatives, AfD at lowest since Nov 2015 – poll

BERLIN: Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, a weekly poll showed on Wednesday, less than six months before a federal election in Europe’s biggest economy. The Forsa poll for Stern magazine and RTL television showed support for Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party (CSU) stable… Read More »

France's Macron seen defeating Le Pen, Hamon losing support: BVA poll

PARIS: French Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon continued to lose support in an opinion poll on Saturday that showed centrist Emmanuel Macron likely to win the presidential election. In a BVA poll for Orange, Hamon fell 1 percentage point in a week to 12.5 percent, coming fourth in the first round behind far-right leader Marine Le… Read More »

Merkel's conservatives ahead of Social Democrats in latest poll

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives were ahead of the Social Democrats (SPD) in the latest poll with just over six months to go before a federal election. The poll by Forschungsgruppe Wahlen for broadcaster ZDF showed the conservatives stable on 34 percent while the SPD gained two percentage points to 32 percent. Merkel and… Read More »

Germany's Social Democrats hit highest in Forsa poll since October 2012

BERLIN: Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) polled 31 percent in a survey on Wednesday, benefiting from a surge in support since nominating Martin Schulz as leader and narrowing the gap to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. The poll for Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL, published just over seven months before federal elections, was the first by the… Read More »

French voters want PM Valls to win left-wing presidential primary – poll

PARIS: French voters want to see Prime Minister Manuel Valls secure the Socialist Party ticket to run for presidential election next year, an opinion poll showed on Friday, hours after President Francois Hollande announced that he would not seek a second term. Valls broadly shares the pro-business leaning that prompted many left-wing voters to turn… Read More »

France's Fillon seen as clear favourite in Sunday's conservatives primary – poll

PARIS: Former French prime minister Francois Fillon is seen winning the conservative presidential primary nomination for next year’s election with 61 percent of the vote against 39 percent for rival Alain Juppe, according to a poll by Opinionway on Friday. The online poll of 550 registered voters who intend to cast their ballot in Sunday’s… Read More »