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    Germany - Forsa poll:

    CDU/CSU 34%
    SPD 31%
    AfD 8% (-1 on last week, 7 month low)
    LINKE 8%
    GRN 7%
    FDP 6%

    Far-right AfD appears to be sinking

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    AlbertoNardelli

    Alberto Nardelli

    If chancellor were directly elected:

    Merkel 39%(+1)
    Schulz 36%(-1)

    Merkel 84% among CDU voters, Schulz 75% among SPD (16% prefer Merkel)

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    AlbertoNardelli

    Alberto Nardelli

    Your usual reminder that Germany (both CDU and SPD, and most media) shows what happens when you don't respond to populists with populism

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    Alberto Nardelli

    Example: Merkel addressed issues with policies, defended principles, never conflated migrants & refugees. She ignored calls for targets. 1/2

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    Alberto Nardelli

    Cameron did the opposite, and, now, Britain's entire policy platform is basically driven by a daft and unachievable migration target. 2/2

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