According to a new survey, the Union is expanding its lead over the ruling SPD. In the ARD Germany trend from infratest dimap, which was published on Thursday, the Union gains one percentage point and comes to 27 percent.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s SPD, on the other hand, would lose three points and reach 21 percent if the general election were on Sunday. This puts the SPD on a par with its coalition partner, the Greens, who have improved by three points to 21 percent. The FDP is 8 percent (-1) and the AfD unchanged at 11 percent. The left increases slightly to 4 percent ( 1).

The growing popularity of the Greens can be seen in the level of satisfaction with politicians. 60 percent are either very satisfied or satisfied with the work of Economics Minister Robert Habeck and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. That is four percentage points more than at the end of April.

Chancellor Scholz comes here to 43 percent, also an increase of four percentage points. 42 percent are very satisfied or satisfied with the work of Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) ( 1). CDU leader Friedrich Merz is currently 35 percent satisfied ( 2).