Sixty-nine percent of Turkish voters will stick with their current parties, while around 15.8 percent, mostly Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voters, have said they will change their voting behavior, according to a survey conducted by the MetroPoll survey company.
According to the results of the survey, 8.3 percent of respondents were undecided, while 7 percent had no opinion.
Respondents who said they would change parties were the highest among supporters of the MHP, an ally of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), with 51.6 percent saying they would change parties.
The “undecided” and “no opinion” MHP voters accounted for 1.2 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively.
The MHP was followed by the Felicity Party (SP) in terms of loss of voters as 20 percent of SP supporters are likely to vote for another party in an upcoming election.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) came third in terms of bleeding voters as 15.7 percent of CHP voters said they would “vote for another party if an election were to be held on Sunday.” The “undecided” and “no opinion” CHP voters were 7.4 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively.
The AKP’s loss of voters was reported as 11 percent, while 9 percent and 5.1 percent of AKP voters were “undecided” and “no opinion,” respectively.
The İYİ (Good) Party and the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were successful at maintaining the loyalty of their voters as 9.2 percent of İYİ voters said they would vote for another party and only 5.9 of HDP supporters indicated that they would.
About 10 percent of HDP voters, however, said they have not made up their minds while 8.9 percent had no opinion.
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.