Dec 15 2017

Backing for Erdogan holds up amid political tensions

Public confidence in the office of president is holding firm in Turkey amid political tensions between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the United States and high unemployment and inflation, a survey showed.

The opinion poll by Metropoll Araştirma, an Ankara-based research company, showed an approval rating for the presidency of 6.1 points out of 10 in November, the same as the rating in June, and higher than in June 2016, when it was 5.7 points.

Confidence in the government was 5.4 out of 10, a decrease of 0.1 points from June this year, Metropoll said in a post on Twitter. It didn’t provide details about the size of the survey or exactly when it was conducted.