Survey shows support for AKP declining to 28 percent amidst economic crisis

Amidst the ongoing economic crisis, the ruling AKP's support level has declined to 27.7 percent, while İYİ Party has seen its popularity soaring to 20.6 percent, according to a recent survey.

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Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would garner 27.7 percent of the votes in a potential election today, marking a considerable decline compared to the 2018 elections, according to a recent survey by ORC Research.

The İYİ (Good) Party on the other hand has soared in popularity with a support level of 20.6 percent, according to the survey which was conducted among 4,620 people in 45 provinces between June 1-5.

The survey respondents were asked the question of “Which party would you vote for if there were a parliamentary election this Sunday?” Some 27.7 percent of the survey respondents said they would vote for the AKP, marking a decrease of 0.7 percent compared to the survey results of May.

Some 23.8 percent expressed their support for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), while 20.6 percent expressed their support for İYİ Party -- marking an increase of 2.2 percent compared to the survey of last month.

İYİ Party was followed by the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on the list, receiving a support level of respectively 7.5 percent and 7.1 percent. As the new election law decreased the election threshold from 10 to 7 percent, both of the parties would be eligible to win seats in parliament in this scenario.

As for the other parties: The Future Party would receive 2.1 percent of the votes, while DEVA Party 1.9 percent, Felicity Party 1.7 percent, the Party for Change (TDP) 1.7 percent, Independent Turkey Party (BTP) 1.6 percent, Great Unity Party (BBP) 1.5 percent, Homeland Party 1.1 percent, and New Welfare Party 0.8 percent.

The 2023 Turkish parliamentary election is scheduled to take place on June 18, 2023 alongside the presidential election on the same day.

Voters will elect 600 Members of Parliament to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey for a five-year term, forming the country's 28th Parliament.