Survey: MHP blamed for failed coalition talks, support for AK Party up
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULAug 29, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Aug 29, 2015 12:00 am
As snap elections will be held on Nov. 1, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is leading the polls with 43.7 percent, according to a survey by the Objective Research Center (ORC) published Friday.
The ORC conducted personal interviews with 2,450 people in 34 cities between Aug. 22 and Aug. 25. Responding to the question of who they will vote for in the event of snap elections, 43.7 percent of interviewees said they would vote for the AK Party while 27.5 percent said they would vote for the Republican People's Party (CHP). The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) took third place with 14.3 percent of the interviewees indicating they will vote for them and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) will pass the threshold again, as 11.2 percent of interviewees indicated they would vote for them.
Additionally, 51.5 percent of interviewees said they found Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's attitude positive in the coalition talks with the CHP and MHP. A total of 85 percent of interviewees also showed their disapproving stance of MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli's attitude during the talks.
Concerning the discourse of HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş and of party officials with regard to the reconciliation process, 84.5 percent of those interviewed found it insincere. A total of 84.9 percent of the interviewees also indicated they support the operations conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and security officials against the PKK, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and other terrorist organizations. A total of 87.5 percent of the interviewees also said they support the operations conducted against Gülen Movement infiltration in state institutions including the judiciary, bureaucracy and police.