- The Social Democratic Party and the Green Party won hundreds of thousands of voters.
- The union lost nearly four million voters to the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party.
- In addition to the SPD and the Green Party, the FDP was also able to grow compared to the elections in 2017.
The CDU and CSU lost a total of 3.9 million voters, mostly to the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party. Specifically, 1.99 million voters immigrated to the Social Democratic Party and 1.05 million to the Green Party. 1.32 million former CDU/CSU voters have now committed to the FDP, and 410,000 union voters have switched to the AfD.
In the 2017 federal election, 15.3 million voted for the union, while only 7.8 million supported the CDU/CSU in this election. Those under 45, employed and self-employed, and voters who judged their economic situation to be positive, immigrated the most.
The SPD is the big winner
SPD scores 5.2 percentage points: The Social Democrats score points above all with seniors and women. In contrast, there was little popularity among civil servants, the self-employed, and first-time voters. Chancellor’s candidate Olaf Schulz earned a lot of sympathy points, because a third of SPD voters said they voted for the party because of him.
Greens benefit from voter migration
The Greens won 1.05 million Union voters. The party was able to register in particular with young women, people with high school diplomas, civil servants and first-time voters. On the other hand, the chancellor’s candidate Annalena Barbock was not well received by her constituents: only one in ten said they chose the party because of the chancellor’s candidate.
Armin Laschet’s chances are still intact
Chancellor Armin Laschet’s candidate has so far received less support than Angela Merkel in the recent federal election. However, Laschet could still become a federal chancellor through Jamaica’s alliance with the Free Democratic Party and the Green Party.
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