Some 40.1 percent of Turkish citizens would vote for Erdoğan, whereas 45.1 percent would not, if Turkey held a presidential election today, according to a recently conducted poll. The remaining 14.8 percent on the other was undecided. The poll also found that Istanbul Mayor İmamoğlu would be the strongest candidate against Erdoğan as he would garner 36.8 percent of the votes in a possible second round of election.
Turkish people who support withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat violence against women, mistake it for the Montreux Convention, a poll has revealed. According to the poll, some 52 percent of the participants didn't know the content of the Istanbul Convention.
A recent survey by private pollster AREA Research revealed Turkey's opposition İYİ Party coming in third in a potential election, following the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition CHP. The AKP's coalition partner Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) ranked fifth, following pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).
Turkish economy will see a contraction of 1.4 percent in 2020, with drops in the second and third quarters of 8.6 percent and 5.3 percent respectively, according to a Reuters poll. “We think that all sectors of the economy will be affected by COVID and we assume that most of the negative impact would concentrate on Q2-Q3 2020,” economists said.
The ruling AKP and its ally MHP have lost respectively 12.56 percentage and 2.3 percentage points of support since the last parliamentary election and would receive respectively 30 percent and 8.9 percent of the votes if Turkey headed to the ballot boxes for another election today, a pollster found.