Erdoğan loses in the polls to Kemalist ideologues Yavaş and İmamoğlu

Turkish turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is losing popularity to potential rivals in the next presidential elections, the mayor of Ankara Mansur Yavaş or Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu.

According to a December poll by MetroPOLL Research, Ankara Mayor Yavaş leads the vote with 54.4%, compared to 32.9% for the president. The difference reaches 21.5% units.

It is the same picture in the case that the Turkish president's main rival is the mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu.

In this case, İmamoğlu leads with 48.7% and the president follows with 36.6%. Difference 12.1%.

The two main opposition parties that have formed an alliance against Erdoğan exceed the percentages of the ruling coalition of the AKP and MHP.


  • Justice and Development Party (AKP): 26.2%
  • People's Republican Party (CHP): 21.4%
  • Good Party (IYI): 10.9%
  • People's Democratic Party (HDP): 9.1%
  • Nationalist Movement Party (MHP): 4.2%
  • Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA): 2.2%

According to these percentages, the AKP-MHP coalition receives 30.4% and the National Alliance (CHP and IYI) reaches 32.3%.

Overall, 52% believe that the current president will lose the next presidential election and 44% think he will win.

Also, 56.9% of the respondents want early recourse to the polls while 40% want the opposite.

Of particular interest are the answers to the question of whether "they approve of the way in which  Erdoğan is acting".

The majority of 57.2% answered "No" and 38.6% gave an "OK" to the Turkish president.

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