Poll: opposition Social Democrats would win election; only four parties would make it into lower house

19-10-2011

A new poll by the CVVM agency has suggested that if national elections were held today they would be won by the opposition Social Democrats who would gain around 32 percent of the vote, while the Civic Democrats, currently in government, would receive 23.5. The Communist Party would come in third – with 15.5 percent, following by right-wing party TOP 09 at 14.

According to the survey, no other party - neither Public Affairs nor the Green Party nor the Christian Democrats - would gain enough votes to pass the five percent threshold to make it into the lower house. The Christian Democrats – ousted from the lower house in the last elections – would come up just short: with 4.4 percent, the survey suggests. The poll was conducted between October 3 and October 10th, questioning more than 1,000 respondents.