Poll: AKP 10 points ahead of CHP

Poll: AKP 10 points ahead of CHP
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According to a recent poll conducted in Turkey, the main opposition is still faltering behind the ruling party despite rising inflation and worsening currency crisis

A poll, conducted in August in Turkey by one of the most credible polling companies, showed that the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) is still unable to capitalize on the negative economic situation marked by 80% inflation and an unprecedented currency crisis.

While 28.7% of the participants said that they would vote for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the next elections, 20.0% said they would vote for CHP, 11.9% for opposition Good Party (IYI), 11.5 for the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

Poll: AKP 10 points ahead of CHP

After distribution of the undecided voters, the percentages are likely to be 33.3% for AKP, 23.2% for CHP, 13.7% for Good Party, and 13.4% for HDP.

The far right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), part of the ruling People's Alliance, can receive 7.1 of the popular vote, after distribution of undecided voters, according to the poll results.

DEVA and Felicity Party (SP), part of the opposition Nation's Alliance, is likely to receive respectively 3.1% and 1.3% of the votes, once the undecided voters have been distributed.

The results places the People's Alliance at over 40%, while the Nation's Alliance will likely receive over 41%.

The recently founded far right Victory Party that tries to exploit the Syrian refugee crisis may receive a significant vote of 2.6%, according to the poll.

The poll by Metropoll was conducted on 1717 people from 28 provinces of Turkey.