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Poll shows support for Erdoğan’s party slipping to 30 percent

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A public survey conducted by the Ankara-based Metropoll polling company has shown that the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been in power as a single-party government since 2002, would have received 30.3 percent of the nationwide vote in a possible general election in June.

In surveys conducted by Metropoll in February, the party’s vote was 33.9 percent; 33.7 percent in March; 32.8 percent in April; and 30.7 percent in May.

“Big loss in the AKP,” tweeted Professor Özer Sencar, president of the polling company when announcing the results of the survey from his Twitter account on Saturday.

The poll also showed a drop in the vote of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the AKP’s election partner. The MHP’s vote dropped to 6.2 percent from 7.3 percent in May.

According to the survey the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) saw an increase in its vote in June, which rose to 21.7 percent from 19 percent in April and May and 17.7 percent in March.

The Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) also saw an increase in its vote from the 8.4 percent in May to 8.9 percent in June.

The newly established DEVA and Gelecek parties also increased their votes, reaching 1.9 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively, in June.

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