How accurate are exit polls?
In 2017, the exit poll placed the CDU/CSU result at 33.5 percent.
The party alliance in fact walked away with 32.9 percent of the vote share once the votes had been counted.
The SPD by comparison was projected to win 21 percent of the vote and in fact achieved 20.5 percent of the vote share.
All of which makes for a lot of tension for the German candidates in the coming hours.