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Bavaria: Poll by GMS from 18.09.2023

Polling data

CSU
36.0
-2.0
FW
17.0
+1.0
Grüne
14.0
+1.0
AfD
14.0
±0.0
SPD
9.0
+1.0
FDP
3.0
-1.0
Linke
1.0
±0.0
BP
1.0
±0.0
Sonst.
5.0
±0.0
GMS – 1004 respondents – 13.09.2023-18.09.2023
Next election: 2028
The next parliamentary election in Bavaria is expected to take place in 2028.

Election poll results

Bavaria - The latest poll for the State election in Bavaria from GMS shows the following results: CSU 36%, Freie Wähler 17%, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 14%, AfD 14%, SPD 9%, FDP 3%, Die Linke 1% and Bayernpartei 1%. If an election were held in Bavaria this Sunday, Freie Wähler might gain the most in voter favorability with +1.2 growth since the last election. CSU, on the other hand, would lose the most votes (-1.0) in the election barometer compared to the last election result.

Dr. Markus Söder is currently governing with a Coalition of the center from CSU and Freie Wähler. With 58.9% of virtual seats, the government could continue in office.

The election survey was collected by GMS. For this purpose, 1004 persons were asked about their party preference in a period of 5 days (13.09.2023 - 18.09.2023).

Coalition possibilities

180
SPD
18
Grüne
28
CSU
72
FW
34
AfD
28
Majority requires 91 seats
CSU + Freie Wähler
106
CSU + Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
100
CSU + AfD
100
CSU + SPD
90

Frequently asked questions about election polls

Election poll results

This election poll on the parliamentary election in Bavaria was conducted by GMS. The survey took place between 13.09.2023 and 18.09.2023 among 1004 eligible voters. After this election poll would get CSU 36%, Freie Wähler 17%, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 14%, AfD 14%, SPD 9%, FDP 3%, Die Linke 1% and Bayernpartei 1%.

How reliable are election polls?

Election polls depict the current political mood and are not a forecast for the next upcoming election. Due to the polling method, the margin of error of each party's score is 1.5 to 3 percentage points, depending on the level of the score. For this reason, many polling institutes do not mention minor parties until values of around 3 percent are reached, as it is difficult to make serious statements below this level.

What should you look out for in election polls?

Pay attention to a sufficiently large sample size in polls. This should be at least 1000 respondents. Also pay attention to which institute is conducting the poll and who the clients are. Some institutes tend to rate certain parties too high or too low.