Support for Schroeder's SPD slumps

23rd June 2004, Comments 0 comments

23 June 2004 , Berlin – After a string of disastrous election results, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's ruling Social Democrats received more bad news Wednesday with another slump in their support, a poll published Wednesday showed.

23 June 2004

Berlin – After a string of disastrous election results, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's ruling Social Democrats received more bad news Wednesday with another slump in their support, a poll published Wednesday showed.

Drawn up by the Forsa research company last week and published by the weekly Stern magazine, the poll showed that if an election was held now Schroeder's SPD could count on only 24 percent of the vote. That represents a fall of three per cent compared to the previous week.

But while the poll was grim reading for Schroeder and the SPD it showed support for the junior coalition partner in his government, the Green Party, rising one percentage point to 13 percent.

At the same time, the main opposition Christian Democratic Union remained at 45 percent, while support for the junior opposition Free Democratic Party rose by one percentage point to 8 percent.

Conducted between 14 June and 18 June, the poll was based on survey of 2,501 voters.

 

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

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