Turkey is facing one of its worst financial crises, yet a majority of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supporters still revere him.
Surveys by prominent Turkish pollster Metropoll Research shows approval rating for Erdogan’s management of the economy increased by 16 percentage points, from 20% in April to 36%. The number of those who believed that the economy was managed poorly also fell by 15 percentage points to 62%. Among those who said they voted for the ruling party in the last elections in 2018, meanwhile, some 68% believed that the economy was being managed well, up some 33 percentage points. Among supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s de facto political ally, the Nationalist Movement Party, the poll shows the figure standing at some 78%.