According to a poll published in the newspaper "Birgon", 32.5% of voters would now vote for the Turkish president's party • With 28.2%, the largest party in the opposition is not far from him
Although the upcoming Turkish presidential election is expected to take place only in 2023, according to a poll published today (Tuesday) in the country, if the election had been held - only 32.5% of respondents would have elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to a survey by the Abrasia Institute published in the Birgon newspaper, 28.2% of voters would vote for the main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP).
Thus, the gap between the two parties stands at only 4.3%.
In the current segmentation of Parliament in Ankara, Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) is failing to achieve a majority on its own.
Erdogan and his people get 290 seats, while to create a majority in parliament without additional coalition members requires 301 seats.
In the last election, held in 2018, the Justice and Development Party, together with its coalition partner, the National Movement Party (MHP), won 53% of the seats - giving them a 44-seat majority over the opposition.
The Abrasia poll finds that the gap between the far-right bloc and the bloc of Erdogan's party and its right-wing moderate party (iYi) is only half a percent - 32.7% compared to 32.2%.
Despite the tragedy that befell Izmir, which was due to the earthquake that took place over the weekend in which dozens of people were killed, Erdogan chose on Tuesday to attend his party's conference in the city of Samson, which created a surrealistic broadcast with two screens on Turkish television.
"This means that we will recruit more supporters - this is a victory even before the election," Erdogan told conference attendees at Samson.
"Are you ready to win an election before the election?" He added.