Metropoll Istanbul survey:  Incumbent Imamoglu  leads AKP/Kurum

According to MetroPOLL Research February survey, Ekrem İmamoğlu is three points ahead of Murat Kurum in the Istanbul mayoral race. As a party, CHP is two points behind AKP.

Özer Sencar, founder and director of MetroPOLL Research, shared the results of the survey held on February 21-22 yesterday. According to his post, CHP candidate İmamoğlu is 3.3 points ahead of AKP and MHP candidate Murat Kurum. According to the survey, when undecided and protest votes are distributed, İmamoğlu receives 43.5 percent of the votes with Kurum at 40.2 percent.

Sencar has also shared a survey regarding the national  votes  of parties. In the survey held on the same dates, participants were asked the question “If there is a parliamentary election this Sunday, which political party would you vote for?”


When undecided, no answer and protest votes are distributed, the vote rates of the parties are as follows:

AKP: 33.1 percent

CHP: 31.0 percent

DEM: 9.9 percent (pro-Kurdish)

MHP: 6.5 percent

İYİ Party: 6.3 percent

New Welfare Party: 4.6 percent (ultra-Islamist)

Victory Party: 2.7 percent (anti-immigrant)

Turkish Workers’ Party: 1.9 percent (socialist)



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Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.