Erdogan’s approval ratings up, as lira stabilises, yet still below 50 percent

President Tayyip Erdogan’s approval rating rose 2.1 percentage points in January, a poll by Metropoll Research showed on Thursday, as the Turkish lira steadied in recent weeks on the back of government measures despite soaring inflation.

Erdogan’s approval rate was 38.6% in the tumultuous December 2021 and improved up to 40.7%.  In contrast the percentage of those who do not approve Erdogan’s management style still stands above 50% at 54.4% although it slid from 57.2%.