German Green Party Passes Social Democrats for First Time, Forsa Poll Says

Germany’s Green Party gained one point to to 24 percent, passing fellow opposition party the Social Democrats in public support for the first time, according to a Stern-RTL poll. The Social Democrats fell to 23 percent.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and their CSU Bavarian allies gained one point to 31 percent, while their FDP coalition partner stayed at 5 percent, according to the poll, carried out by Forsa.

Support for the oppositon Left Party was unchanged at 10 percent, the poll said.

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