Munich (dpa / lby) - Almost eight months before the state elections, the CSU can record a slight increase in a representative survey: In a survey by the opinion research institute Forsa, which the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (Saturday) reports on, the party comes from Prime Minister Markus Söder to 42 percent. The Greens reach 16 percent, the Free Voters and the SPD are each 10 percent, the AfD comes to 9 percent. With 3 percent, the FDP must continue to worry about re-entering the state parliament. Forsa interviewed a total of 1,022 eligible voters from February 8th to 16th.
In a Forsa survey last October - at that time on behalf of the CSU itself - the Christian Socialists came to 41 percent. In other surveys they ranked at 38, 40 and 42 percent.
In principle, election polls only reflect the opinion at the time of the survey and are not a forecast of the outcome of the election. They are always fraught with uncertainties. Among other things, declining party loyalty and increasingly short-term voting decisions by citizens make it difficult for the opinion research institutes to weight the data collected.