BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged as the clear winner of the only television debate with her center-left challenger Martin Schulz three weeks before a federal election, a poll showed on Sunday.
The survey by Infratest Dimap for ARD television showed that 49 percent viewed Merkel as being more credible while 29 percent favored Schulz. Merkel’s overall performance was viewed as more convincing by 55 percent, compared to 35 percent for Schulz.
Reporting by Michael Nienaber; editing by Ralph Boulton
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