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Approval rates have dropped to 41.9 percent for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s president and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), revealed “Turkey’s Pulse 2020” survey by Metropoll research company.

The approval rate is lower than it’s been since October 2018 whereas it rose as high as 48 percent during Ankara’s Operation Peace Spring into Northern Syria in October 2019.

Graphics Credit: Metropoll

The survey revealed that 62.2 percent of AKP ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voters approve of the president’s conduct.

Meanwhile, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) voters had a whopping 87.4 percent disapproval rate, followed by opposition Good Party at 83.3 percent.

Voters of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Peoples’ Party (HDP) said they disapprove of Erdoğan at a rate of 82.3 percent.

The survey also revealed a pattern of rises in Erdoğan’s approval rate during crises.

Graphic Credit: Metropoll Source: Metropoll Turkey’s Pulse 2020