Merkel CDU party at lowest level since 2011, polls show 33% support
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is at its lowest level of support since 2011, according to polls published on Friday. Just 33 percent of Germans would vote for the CDU if there were a general election this week, the Deutschlandtrend survey for public broadcaster ARD found. This is a fall of one percentage point since March and a far cry from the 41.5 percent the center-right party achieved at the last national elections in 2013, the Local said. Pollster Infratest Dimap said that 67 percent of people did not trust in the current government to fend off the risk of old-age poverty in the future. Fifty-two percent of respondents say the government could not get the refugee situation under control, while 46 percent think the opposite.