The Christian Democrats, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are going through hard times.
Ahead of the election in a few weeks, voter support has fallen to a record low of 19 percent, according to a recent opinion poll.
Voter support for Merkel’s CDU and its sister party in the Bavarian Christian Social Union is two percentage points lower than last week and is down at 19 percent, the lowest rating yet for the CDU.
The SPD is the largest party with 25 percent of support according to the poll conducted by the Forsa Institute on behalf of TV channels RTL/N-TV. The Social Democratic Party is also part of the Merkel government.
The current chancellor, Angela Merkel, is trying to strengthen CDU leader Armin Laschet ahead of the elections.
– It is a decision about the direction of our country in difficult times – and it is not unimportant who rules this country, as she says, probably in her last speech in the Bundestag before the elections.
– The best way for our country is a government led by CDU/CSU with Armin Laschet as advisor.
According to Merkel, such a government represents stability and reliability, among other things, but it does not appear that Laschet’s pre-election promises are coming home with voters.