North Rhine-Westphalia: Poll by YouGov from 12.05.2022

Polling data

CDU
31.0
±0.0
SPD
28.0
+4.0
Grüne
15.0
+5.0
FDP
10.0
±0.0
AfD
7.0
-6.0
Linke
4.0
-3.0
Sonst.
5.0
±0.0
Development since the last election on 15.05.2022
YouGov – 1042 respondents – 06.05.2022-12.05.2022
Next election: 2027
The next parliamentary election in North Rhine-Westphalia is expected to take place in 2027.
Institute often rates AfD higher
In 40% of election polls, YouGov rates AfD higher than the general election trend of all institutes.
Institute often rates Bündnis 90/Die Grünen lower
In 30% of election polls YouGov rates Bündnis 90/Die Grünen lower than the general election trend of all institutes.
Institute often rates Die Linke higher
In 37% of election polls, YouGov rates Die Linke higher 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 YouGov shows the following results: CDU 31%, SPD 28%, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 15%, FDP 10%, AfD 7% and Die Linke 4%. If an election were held in North Rhine-Westphalia this Sunday, FDP might gain the most in voter favorability with +4.1 growth since the last election. CDU, on the other hand, would lose the most votes (-4.7) 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 50.6% of virtual seats, the government could continue in office.

The election survey was collected by YouGov. For this purpose, 1042 persons were asked about their party preference in a period of 6 days (06.05.2022 - 12.05.2022).

Coalition possibilities

CDU + SPD
64.9
SPD + Bündnis 90/Die Grünen + FDP
58.3
CDU + FDP + AfD
52.8
CDU + Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
50.6
SPD + Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
47.3
CDU + FDP
45.1

Frequently asked questions about election polls

Election poll results

This election poll on the parliamentary election in North Rhine-Westphalia was conducted by YouGov. The survey took place between 06.05.2022 and 12.05.2022 among 1042 eligible voters. After this election poll would get CDU 31%, SPD 28%, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 15%, FDP 10%, AfD 7% and Die Linke 4%.

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?

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