A recent survey by the MetroPOLL Strategic and Social Research Center on the current political conditions in Turkey has revealed that the support for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is eroding in the public.
When asked whether they approve Erdoğan’s performance as a president, 54.2 of the survey participants responded as “No,” while 38.5 of the respondents said that they approve Erdoğan’s performance. The percentage of those indecisive participants was 7.4 percent.
The survey also reveals that the support for the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is also decreasing, falling short of majority.
Accordingly, support for Turkey’s ruling AK Party has risen to 41.4 percent from 40.9 percent in June’s election but it is not set to win enough votes to form a single-party government in another election on Nov. 1.
The June 7 vote saw the AK Party lose its majority for the first time since coming to power in 2002. After failing to secure a coalition deal, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has formed an interim cabinet ahead of the snap poll in November.
Results of the survey, revealed by Metropoll chairman Özer Sencar on the CNN Türk TV channel on Monday evening, showed the secular main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was on 27.3 percent, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) at 15.3 percent and the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) at 13 percent.
In the June election, the CHP won 25 percent, the MHP 16.3 percent and the HDP 13.1 percent.
The survey was carried out on Sept. 2-5 with 2,540 participants.