Merkel approval ratings rise despite electoral losses: poll

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's (CDU) approval ratings have risen again despite her party's losses in the federal elections, showed a survey released Wednesday.

According to the representative survey, Stern RTL Wahltrend, conducted by Forsa opinion research institute, 49 percent of respondents said they would chose Merkel as chancellor in a direct election. The figure marked a two-percentage-point increase compared to an earlier survey ahead of Sept. 24 election.

Alongside 92 percent of Christian Democratic Union (CDU)/Christian Social Union (CSU) voters who indicated their preference for the long-serving German leader, 55 percent of Free Democratic Party (FDP) voters and 48 percent of Greens voters also voiced support for Merkel in the survey.

The CDU, CSU, FDP and Greens are widely expected to form a "Jamaica" coalition as the next legislative alliance to govern Germany.

In Wednesday's survey, 84 percent of Greens supporters, 81 percent of FDP supporters and 58 percent of CDU/CSU supporters said that they supported this constellation.

A large majority of Germans (72 percent) urged the CSU to renege from its uncompromising stance on a fixed annual cap for the number of refugees admitted in Germany which threatens to de-rail coalition talks. All other "Jamaica" parties, including the CSU's sister party, reject proposals for a numerical limit.

Even 76 percent of CSU supporters indicated that they did not want their party to jeopardize the formation of a new government over the issue of a refugee cap.

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