Possible CDU/CSU–FDP coalition grows more popular with Germans
Ahead of the general elections on 24 September, German voters increasingly favour a possible government coalition of conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the economically liberal FDP, while the popularity of the current alternative of a grand coalition (CDU/CSU-SPD) is declining, says a new survey by pollster infratest dimap, commissioned by public broadcaster ARD. 43 percent of respondents said they thought a CDU/CSU-FDP coalition would be good or very good (36 percent in April 2017), while 44 percent thought the same about the grand coalition (51 percent in April). A coalition of conservatives and Greens is rated positively by 32 percent of respondents, a coalition of CDU/CSU-Greens and FDP by 27 percent.
Find the survey results in German here.
For background on the September general elections, read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.