German election: SPD sinks to 20 percent in latest poll

Deutsche Welle: In the latest Deutschlandtrend poll published Thursday the Union of CDU/CSU held steady at 37 percent to remain the strongest party. In contrast, the SPD under Martin Schulz slipped to 20 percent, making it the party’s worst result since January.

Comparing people’s preferred chancellor if it were a direct public vote, 51 percent would vote for Merkel, while only 25 percent favored Schulz. With fewer than two weeks to go until the election, only 57 percent of voters had decided which party they supported.