One-third of Turkish voters not happy with their parties: survey

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Twenty-nine percent of Turkish voters are not satisfied with the current performance of their political parties, while 56.2 percent are happy with them, according to a survey conducted by MetroPOLL.

The pollster’s June survey said supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have the highest level of satisfaction, with 70 percent of AKP voters pleased with their party, followed by the İYİ (Good) Party with 59 percent and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) with 59 percent.

Fifty-three percent of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) supporters and 49 percent of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) voters expressed party satisfaction.

Özer Sencar, the founder and manager of MetroPOLL, also posted on his social media accounts the voting preferences of young voters by compiling statistics from the 18-month data of “The Pulse of Turkey” surveys conducted between January 2020 and June 2021.

When asked which party they would vote for if an election were to be held on Sunday, 25.4 percent of young voters who will go to the polls for the first time said they would vote for the AKP, while first-time voters who would vote for the CHP, the MHP, the HDP and the İYİ Party constituted 21.7 percent, 7.4 percent, 4.1 percent and 3.6 percent of respondents, respectively.

Ten percent of young voters were “undecided,” while 14.2 percent said they would “protest” the vote.

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