Over 42 percent of Turks would change vote in elections – pollster

Some 42.5 percent of participants said they would vote for a different party than their choice in the June 2018 elections, pollster MAK Consultancy found in its November study.

Forty one percent of participants said they would vote for the same party, while 16 percent did not answer.

The pollster, from whom the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) used to commission studies, found 48 percent support for the opposition’s Nation Alliance while the ruling People’s Alliance remained at 41 percent.  Fourteen percent of participants said they did not favour either bloc.

Individually, the AKP was found to win 29.5 percent of the vote, while its ally far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) remained at 7.5 percent, unable to clear the country’s high election threshold of 10 percent on its own.

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) would win 23 percent of the vote, while the independent pro-Kurdish left-wing opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) also appeared below the threshold with 9 percent. Centre-right opposition Good Party (İYİP), in the Nation Alliance with the CHP, would win 14 percent of the vote.

AKP breakaways Future Party (GP) and the Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA), established by former prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and former economy minister Ali Babacan respectively, would win 2.6 of the vote each, according to MAK.

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