Good news for Angela Merkel, bad news for the far-right: New polls show the AfD falling below double digits for the first time in months, while Merkel's party still has its nose in front.

The poll by the Institute Allensbach and newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung asked participants who they would vote for if an election were held on Sunday.

The AfD received just 8.5 percent of the theoretical vote - the first time they have dropped below double digits in the Allensbach poll since last July, and the worst level of support since December 2015 when they fell to 8 percent, Focus magazine observed on Wednesday.

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