She and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conservatives seem to have successfully burst the bubble of centre-left challenger Martin Schulz, the SPD candidate who had pulled even with her in January and opened up a 16 point lead in February.
But Mrs Merkel has come out on top again in the DeutschlandTrend survey for the ARD broadcasting network, giving her 46 per cent support – ten clear percentage points ahead of former European Parliament president Herr Schulz.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is back on top in an important opinion poll
A total of 1,200 voters surveyed showed 62 per cent said they were "overall satisfied" with Mrs Merkel, despite the refugee crisis and the almost daily raids that take place in German towns and cities looking for potential terrorists among them.
The country's least satisfying politician turned out to be Frauke Petry, the leader of the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party (AfD), who received just 9 per cent support – down a point from March.
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Mrs Merkel has come out on top again in the DeutschlandTrend survey
The party is hoping to split the main political blocs in the September election and propel MPs into the national parliament for the first time.
Fifty-one per cent of Germans want the current grand coalition – with the CDU in charge and the SPD playing second fiddle – to remain after the general election while 47 per cent said they would rather see the SPD as the leading party.
A total 37 per cent would like the Greens to team up with the CDU and leave the SPD out.