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North Rhine-Westphalia: Poll by Forsa from 25.04.2017

Polling data

SPD
35.0
-5.0
CDU
29.0
+3.0
FDP
12.0
+1.0
AfD
7.0
±0.0
Grüne
6.0
±0.0
Linke
6.0
+1.0
Sonst.
5.0
±0.0
Development since the last election on 15.05.2022
Forsa – 1018 respondents – 20.04.2017-25.04.2017
Next election: 2027
The next parliamentary election in North Rhine-Westphalia is expected to take place in 2027.
Institute often rates AfD lower
In 36% of election polls Forsa rates AfD lower than the general election trend of all institutes.

Election poll results

North Rhine-Westphalia - The latest poll for the State election in North Rhine-Westphalia from Forsa shows the following results: SPD 35%, CDU 29%, FDP 12%, AfD 7%, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 6% and Die Linke 6%. If an election were held in North Rhine-Westphalia this Sunday, SPD might gain the most in voter favorability with +8.3 growth since the last election. Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, on the other hand, would lose the most votes (-12.2) in the election barometer compared to the last election result.

Hendrik Wüst is currently governing with a Coalition of the center from Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and CDU. With 36.8% of virtual seats, the government could fail to remain in office.

The election survey was collected by Forsa. For this purpose, 1018 persons were asked about their party preference in a period of 5 days (20.04.2017 - 25.04.2017).

Coalition possibilities

181
Linke
11
SPD
67
Grüne
11
FDP
23
CDU
56
AfD
13
Majority requires 91 seats
SPD + CDU
123
SPD + FDP + Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
101
CDU + FDP + AfD
SPD + FDP
90
CDU + FDP + Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
SPD + Bündnis 90/Die Grünen + Die Linke

Frequently asked questions about election polls

Election poll results

This election poll on the parliamentary election in North Rhine-Westphalia was conducted by Forsa. The survey took place between 20.04.2017 and 25.04.2017 among 1018 eligible voters. After this election poll would get SPD 35%, CDU 29%, FDP 12%, AfD 7%, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 6% and Die Linke 6%.

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.