New poll shows Alternative for Germany gaining support

The AfD is pulling ahead of the Greens, the Left party and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), putting it on track to become the third-largest party in the country, according to a new poll released by German public broadcaster ARD.

The poll shows the AfD’s support at 16 percent, its best showing yet. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) came in at 32 percent and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) at 22 percent.

  • Editor

    AfD at 16% and Merkel’s CDU at 32%. I’ve suddenly lost a fair bit of sympathy for Germans.