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Merkel Slams Scholz as Her Conservatives Fall to Record Low

  • Chancellor warns that SPD could ally with anti-capitalist Left
  • Rare campaign intervention comes as her bloc slumps to new low
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Merkel Endorses Laschet as Support Falls Below 20%
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Chancellor Angela Merkel plunged into Germany’s election campaign, warning that the Social Democrats would take the country off course in an unusually direct intervention in the contest as her conservatives slumped to a new low in the polls. 

In a Forsa survey for RTL/ntv, support for the Christian Democrat-led bloc dropped two percentage points to 19%, its lowest level in any voter survey in the post-war era. The SPD gained two points from a week ago to 25%, opening up a six-point lead.