Shortly before the North Rhine-Westphalian state elections on Sunday, one of the latest polls still sees the CDU with a narrow lead over the SPD.

In the Sunday survey by the opinion research institute Yougov, 31 percent of those polled said they wanted to vote for the CDU with Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst. 28 percent would vote for the SPD with top candidate Thomas Kutschaty. In recent surveys by other institutes, too, the CDU was 30 to 32 percent and the SPD 28 to 29 percent.

In the YouGov survey published on Friday, the Greens received 15 percent of the votes, the FDP 10 percent. Other institutes had previously seen the liberals at 7 to 8 percent.

According to the survey, the left is 4 percent and would thus miss out on entering the state parliament again. 7 percent stated that they wanted to vote for the AfD on Sunday.

If the respondents could elect the Prime Minister directly, 22 percent would vote for incumbent Wüst and 14 percent for SPD challenger Kuchaty. 40 percent believe that the CDU will be the strongest force in the new state parliament, 27 percent say this about the SPD.