Poll: Merkel emerges as clear winner of only TV debate

BERLIN - 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 Sunday.
The survey by Infratest Dimap for ARD television showed that 49% viewed Merkel as being more credible while 29% favored Schulz. Merkel's overall performance was viewed as more convincing by 55%, compared to 35% for Schulz.
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