ORC survey: AK Party will regain majority for single-party gov't
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULSep 19, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Sep 19, 2015 12:00 am
According to a recent survey conducted by the Ankara-based Objective Research Center (ORC) issued on Friday, if the snap elections were held now, 44 percent of participants said they would vote for the Justice and Development Party (AK Party).
With 45 days remaining until the Nov. 1 elections, the ORC conducted a face-to-face survey with 2,760 people in 32 provinces between Sept. 12 and Sept. 15. Participants in the survey indicated a decline in support for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), dropping to 13.4 percent from the 16.5 percent it received in the June 7 elections, and pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) support among survey participants fell two points to 11 percent.
The survey found that the votes for the HDP from regular Republican People's Party (CHP) supporters, especially in western provinces, will return in this election. If elections were held today, 27.8 percent of participants indicated that they would vote for the CHP.
According to reports after the June 7 elections from inside sources in the CHP to evaluate the election results, 4 percent of CHP supporters across the country voted for the HDP, including party members.When asked about the possible winner of the elections, 84 percent of the participants said the AK Party will be the first party in the polls and 4.8 percent said the CHP will win the elections.
For the question of whether they support the operations against the PKK since the terrorist organization broke the cease-fire in July, 86 percent of participants said they support them. In the previous ORC conducted on July 25-26, support for the operations was 80.5 percent.
Concerning the fight against Gülen Movement-affiliated infiltration of state institutions, 87.9 percent of participants indicated their support for the operations and investigations.
In the June 7 elections, the AK Party received the most votes at 40.87 percent. The CHP received the second-most at 24.95 percent followed by the MHP with 16.29 percent and the HDP with 13.12 percent.