Several polls show that the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are losing the support of voters for the first time since July.

A poll carried out by Forsa and published by Stern magazine on Wednesday showed that if federal elections were to be held on Sunday, 13 percent of Germans would vote for the AfD. That was a one percent loss since a Forsa poll carried out last week.

"The refugee debate has taken a backseat in public discourse," Forsa director Manfred Güllner said. "The AfD isn't growing anymore."

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