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Martin Schulz bubble burst as Angela Merkel tops opinion poll

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel is back on top in an important opinion poll less than five months from the general election in which she will fight for a fourth term in power.

She and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conservatives seem to have successfully burst the bubble of centre-left challenger Martin Schulz, the SPD candidate who had pulled even with her in January and opened up a 16 point lead in February.

But Mrs Merkel has come out on top again in the DeutschlandTrend survey for the ARD broadcasting network, giving her 46 per cent support - ten clear percentage points ahead of former European Parliament president Herr Schulz.

A total of 1,200 voters surveyed showed 62 per cent said they were "overall satisfied" with Mrs Merkel, despite the refugee crisis and the almost daily raids that take place in German towns and cities looking for potential terrorists among them.


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