According to recent surveys by ORC Research, an American research company, public support for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is down to 32 percent. The ratio of citizens who don’t trust the judiciary is up to 68 percent.
The research company published the results of its “Political Agenda” survey, conducted with 4,156 citizens in 42 provinces between the 9th and 12th of November.
Results show that if general elections were held this Sunday, 32.7 percent of the electorate would vote for the AKP, 25.9 percent for the Republican People’s Party (CHP), 15.5 percent for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), 8.5 percent for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), 3.5 percent for the İYİ Party and 1.3 percent answered that they would vote for the Felicity Party (SP). 11.8 percent of voters would be undecided.
According to the survey, 68 percent of participants don’t trust the judiciary. 20 percent do ‘partially’ and 11.7 percent fully trust the justice system.
To the question “Are affected by one or several of issues like high cost of living, financial difficulties or unemployment?”, 45.2 percent said ‘yes’, 35.1 percent said ‘no’ and 19.7 percent replied ‘partially’.