Polling so far in 2018 for the state election in Hessen? Forsa wrapped up a poll in the past month:
Linke Party: 7-percent
The main question at this point is whether the Greens will take more of the SPD disenchanted voter base. With a combined show of 47-percent....the CDU and Green effort might require a third partner.
The odds of the SPD making a bigger show? Five years ago, the SPD did 30-percent, and it'll be hard to repeat that success. If you are a disheartened SPD voter....your main choice is the Green Party.
I would not anticipate a shocker in this election, unless the AfD goes beyond the 15-percent, or the CDU makes less than 28-percent.