Almost eight months before the state elections in Bavaria, the CSU can record a slight increase in a representative survey: In a survey by the opinion research institute Forsa, which the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" reports, the party of Prime Minister Markus Söder comes 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.
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 the last state election in October 2018, the CSU received 37.2 percent - its worst result since 1950. The Greens with 17.6 and the Free Voters with 11.6 percent achieved their best results in Bavaria. The AfD came to 10.2 percent, the FDP to 9.7 percent. With 5.1 percent, the FDP just barely made it into the state parliament, which the Left clearly missed with 3.2 percent.
Forsa interviewed a total of 1,022 eligible voters from February 8th to 16th.