Some 72.6 percent of Turkish citizens say that their economic situation has worsened in the last year, according to a new poll conducted by Metropoll Research.
The results of the survey were shared by the company head Özer Sencar on Twitter on July 24.
Those whose individual economic situation improved fell below 10%. Under these circumstances, what would you suggest they do if the opposition does not win the election? pic.twitter.com/cwHO7HqfC4— Ozer Sencar (@ozersencar1) July 24, 2022
When asked the question of “In the last year how have the living standards of you or your family changed?”, 72.6 percent of the survey respondents answered “worsened,” while 9.9 percent said “improved.” Some 17.2 percent said it has not changed.
The answers were also analyzed with respect to the party that the respondents voted for. Accordingly, 40.8 percent of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) voters expressed that their living standards have worsened, whereas this figure was 58.1 percent for Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voters.
This figure was 90.6 percent for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) voters, and 84.9 percent for the nationalist opposition İYİ (Good) Party.
Sencar also shared a graph which showed that the percentage of people who said their economic situation has worsened compared to the previous year increased considerably over the last seven years.
Bireysel ekonomik durumun 7 yıldaki değişimi. pic.twitter.com/QJIfrM3LRO— Ozer Sencar (@ozersencar1) July 24, 2022
Turkey's annual inflation jumped to a two-decade high of 78.62% in June, according to official data released on July 4. This makes it the highest reading since September 1998, when annual inflation was 80.4% and Turkey was battling to end a decade of chronically high inflation.
According to unofficial data from the ENAG Inflation Research Group, an independent institution set up in 2020 to track the country’s inflation, Turkey’s annual consumer price inflation rate was 175.55% in June, far higher than official claims.