Survey shows support for AKP declining, İYİ Party's popularity soaring

A recent survey by pollster Metropoll has revealed that the ruling AKP would garner 34.3 percent of the votes in a potential election today, marking an 8 percent fall compared to the 2018 elections. The İYİ (Good) Party on the other hand has soared in popularity, as it would garner 14.9 percent of the votes, marking 5 percent increase compared to 2018.

Officials hold ballot papers with the names of political parties participating in the election in this 2015-dated file photo.

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The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)'s support level is markedly on the decline, whereas the opposition İYİ (Good) Party continues to do well in polls.

According to the November survey of pollster Metropoll, when the undecided voters are distributed, the AKP would receive 34.3 percent of the votes if there were an election this weekend.

The AKP was followed by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) with 22.6 percent, the İYİ Party with 14.9 percent, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) with 12.8 percent and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) with 6.6 percent.

When these figures are compared to the results of the 2018 general elections, the AKP has seen its support level decrease by about 8 percent, whereas the CHP's support level stayed the same and the İYİ Party grew stronger by 5 percent.

The AKP has been ignoring the calls that its idiosyncratic approach to running Turkey’s economy is not working. The currency has crashed in value, inflation has reached soaring figures and young people's expectations and dreams continue to be shadowed by the rising unemployment rate.

A decade ago it cost around 1.8 liras to buy a single dollar, whereas today that figure is around 14.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been ruling out early elections, saying that the AKP-MHP coalition will win the parliament majority and the presidential race in the June 2023 elections.