The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has 35% of the vote in the eastern German state of Saxony, far behind the right-wing opposition Christian Democrats (CDU), who are limited to 29%, according to an INSA poll conducted on behalf of the Leipziger Volkszeitung, the Freie Presse and the Sächsische Zeitung and published yesterday Thursday.

9% of the sample said they would vote for the Left party (Die Linke), 7% for the Social Democrats (SPD), 6% for the Greens and 5% for the Free Democrats (FDP).

These numbers mean that the current three-party government coalition in the state (CDU/SPD/Greens) is in danger of losing power.

The next state elections in Saxony will be held on 1 September 2024.

Most parliamentary parties in Germany have vowed not to cooperate with the AfD, which polls around 20% nationally. The highest percentages of the far-right, anti-immigrant and anti-European party are recorded in the former East Germany, in eastern Germany, to which Saxony belonged.

The INSA survey on behalf of the three newspapers was conducted from August 11 to 22 among a sample of 1,500 potential voters and has a margin of statistical error of ±2.2%.