Erdoğan’s approval rate drops to lowest since October 2018

Duvar English

Approval rates have dropped to 41.9 percent for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s president and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), revealed “Turkey’s Pulse 2020” survey by Metropoll research company.

The approval rate is lower than it’s been since October 2018 whereas it rose as high as 48 percent during Ankara’s Operation Peace Spring into Northern Syria in October 2019.

Graphics Credit: Metropoll

The survey revealed that 62.2 percent of AKP ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voters approve of the president’s conduct.

Meanwhile, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) voters had a whopping 87.4 percent disapproval rate, followed by opposition Good Party at 83.3 percent.

Voters of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Peoples’ Party (HDP) said they disapprove of Erdoğan at a rate of 82.3 percent.

The survey also revealed a pattern of rises in Erdoğan’s approval rate during crises.

Graphic Credit: Metropoll Source: Metropoll Turkey’s Pulse 2020

from Duvar English

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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