Summary

A new aggregate poll released by Pollytix Strategic Research puts Germany’s Greens ahead of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for the first time since 2019. The result reflects a marked turnaround in the fortunes of the green party since 2017, when it placed sixth with just under 9% of the vote. Should its popularity bump hold through to election day on September 26, Germany could be in for an eventful start to the post-Merkel era.