I don't know. Daryl is becoming sort of a sacred cow in the show, and that's not necessarily a good thing. I like Daryl's character too, but it will get boring after a while if he's too popular to kill off and you think he's safe. I don't want him to die from the fight with Meryl, though. I would love it if he got a big, dramatic exit where he either sacrifices himself for the group or otherwise furthers the plot. Like T-Dog saving Carol.
I don't read all the posts, not sure if this was already mentioned.. But in the preview for the new seccond half of the season you see Daryl alone in the woods with his crossbow. Which makes me think that he lives. c: