Ruling bloc ahead of opposition bloc in Turkey: Poll

Ruling bloc ahead of opposition bloc in Turkey: Poll
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The total support for the ruling AKP and its partner MHP is eight percentage points ahead of the total support for four opposition parties, according to a poll conducted in mid October.

According to a recent poll by Turkish polling company MetroPOLL, the support for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) saw an increase compared to September and it will likely receive 36.3% of the popular vote in a parliamentary election.

The other party in the ruling bloc, the far right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), may now receive 10% of the votes, compared to 9.1% in September.

The support for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) declined from 24.8% in September to 23.2% in October.

The Good Party, allied with CHP in the opposition bloc, remains stable with 12.4% in the latest poll, slightly over its 12.2% in September.

The pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is now likely to receive 11.9% of the votes, compared to 13.9% in September.

The ruling bloc of AKP and MHP would be well ahead of the opposition bloc of CHP and Good Party, with 46.3% against 35.6%, the poll says.

Even when the 1.4% of the DEVA Party and 1.3% of the Felicity Party are added, the opposition bloc will still be eight percentage points behind the ruling bloc.

The poll was conducted between 15-18 October with the participation of 2,145 people in Turkey's 28 provinces.