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27 June 2017

Angela Merkel still ahead in the opinion polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives widened their lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) to 15 points in a weekly opinion poll by the Emnid institute published on Sunday, three months before the Sept. 24 election.

The Christian Democrats (CDU) and its CSU Bavarian sister party were steady at 39 percentage points in the Emnid poll published in Bild am Sonntag newspaper, while the SPD fell one percentage point to 24.

(Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by Janet Lawrence - Reuters)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-election-poll-emnid-idUSKBN19G0CP?il=0