The Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been ruling Turkey as a single-party government since 2002, would have had a nationwide vote of around 30 percent if a general election were to be held today, according to a survey conducted by the MAK Consulting Company.
In the last general election held in June 2018, the AKP garnered a nationwide vote of 42.5 percent. However, more and more public surveys have been showing the party’s public support as slipping.
When asked which political party they would vote for if a general election were held the following day, 30.6 percent of respondents said they would vote for the AKP. The support for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was 22.2 percent, 9.5 percent for the İYİ (Good) Party, 9.3 percent for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), 8.1 percent for the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and 2.7 percent and 2.6 percent for the newly established Gelecek (Future) Party and Deva Party, respectively.
According to the survey 13 percent of voters are undecided.
To another question asking whether they would vote for the same political party they voted for in the general election of June 24, 2018 in the event of a new election today, 25 percent of AKP voters said they would vote for another party, while 10 percent of CHP, İYİ Party and MHP voters each and 5 percent of HDP voters said they would vote for a different party.
Earlier this month Bekir Ağırdır, the general manager of Konda, one of Turkey’s leading polling companies, also announced that the AKP’s voter support had fallen below 30 percent in a survey conducted in February.