Turkey: Post-quake poll does not signal dramatic fall for ruling AKP
According to the results of a recent poll in Turkey, government's failures in responding to the disaster caused by the earthquakes on 6 February have seemingly not had a too great negative impact on the popular support for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its partner far right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
The poll still indicates some erosion in the support for the two parties compared to previous poll results.
32.1% of the participants in the recent poll said that they would vote for AKP, as 27.3% said they would vote for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), 13.6% for the nationalist opposition Good Party, 12% for the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), 6.8% for MHP.
The poll was conducted by Aksoy Market and Public Opinion Research Center between 23-26 February with the participation of 1,537 people in Turkey's 26 provinces.
In the previous poll in January, 33.3% of the participants had said they would vote for AKP, followed by 25.5% for CHP, 14.6% for the Good Party, 11.1% for HDP and 7.7% for MHP.
The recent poll indicates a slight fall in the voter base of the Good Party, while the erosion in the support for MHP is likely to be over 11%.