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The Politbarometer (lit. political barometer) is a long-standing German election poll and at the same time a TV program of the public channel ZDF. The program is aired monthly, mostly on Friday evening. During the program, the survey results are presented. The survey is conducted since 1977 by Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (FGW).

The polling of the Politbarometer includes:

  • The "political mood" in Germany
  • The projection - "if next Sunday were federal elections" (Sonntagsfrage [de], lit. "Sunday question")
  • Ratings of the most important politicians
  • Survey on current topics from politics and business


Current presentersEdit

Former presentersEdit


  • Andreas M. Wüst (ed.): Politbarometer. Leske + Budrich, Opladen 2003.

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