Poll shows AKP vote hitting all-time low at 25 percent

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The Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been ruling Turkey as a single-party government since 2002, would have had a nationwide vote of around 25 percent if a general election were to have been held last month, according to a survey conducted by the Eurasia Public Research Center (AKAM).

According to the survey, conducted in October, the AKP vote stands at 25.5 percent, the lowest in its history, without the inclusion of undecided voters. When undecided voters are distributed among the political parties, the AKP vote rises to 32.6 percent.

AKAM President Kemal Özkiraz announced the results of the survey from his YouTube channel.

The survey showed a downward trend in the vote of the Public Alliance (Cumhur İttifakı), formed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AKP and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), at 32.7 percent, while the vote of the Nation Alliance (Millet İttifakı), established by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), the İyi (Good) Party, the Felicity Party (SP) and the Democrat Party (DP), came closer to that of the Public Alliance standing at 32.2 percent.

When the vote of the newly established parties, the Deva Party and the Gelecek Party, founded by former AKP heavyweights, is added to the vote of the Nation Alliance, the alliance’s vote goes above 35 percent.

In the last general election held in June 2018, the AKP garnered a nationwide vote of 42.5 percent. However, public surveys have increasingly been showing the party’s public support to be slipping.

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