A new poll in Turkey expected an absolute defeat for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party in the presidential and parliamentary elections if they are held next week.
According to the poll conducted by the Avrasia Foundation for Political and Social Studies and conducted in 26 Turkish states, 54.6 percent of those polled will vote for the mayor of Istanbul, Akram Imamoglu, a member of the opposition Republican People's Party, if he competes with Erdogan in the presidential elections, while only 45.4 percent said they will vote for Erdogan.
The poll expected Erdogan to get only 39.7 percent of the votes in the presidential election, compared to 39.9 percent for the mayor of Ankara, Mansour Yawash, in case of competition between them.
Only 34.39 percent of respondents said they would vote for the Justice and Development Party, which would lose the ruling Turkish party and its majority coalition in parliament.
60.1 percent of the participants described the political situation in Turkey as very bad after the constitutional amendment in April 2017.
A poll mid-month on the popularity of political parties in Turkey revealed that about 25 percent of former voters for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have not supported him and his policies since the parliamentary elections in 2018.