Surveys show Erdogan may win in first round of elections
According to Areda's poll, 51.3% of respondents will vote for Erdogan on Sunday.
According to surveys conducted by the Areda and Asal research organizations, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is projected to win the first round of the presidential election by a narrow margin.
According to a poll by Areda, 51.3% of respondents plan to vote for Erdogan on Sunday, while 44.2% plan to vote for the major opposition candidate, Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Sinan Ogan, the third contender, might earn about 4% of the vote.
The presidential and legislative elections in Turkey are scheduled for May 14. The second round, which will be held if no candidate receives 50% of the vote, is set for May 28. Since May 4, pollsters have been required to disclose who ordered and funded their surveys before releasing them.
Yesterday, the Turkish President responded to Kilicdaroglu's claims that Russia was manufacturing and spreading "deep fakes," and meddling in the election results, saying the opposition should be "ashamed" of accusing Russia.
According to the Areda survey, the combination of the ruling Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party will receive more than 51% of the vote.
Meanwhile, a survey by Asal shows that Erdogan will take 50.6% of the vote, while Kilicdaroglu will obtain 46.3%.
Areda conducted a study of 25,000 respondents between May 11 and 12. It was one of the first opinion surveys performed after another presidential contender, Muharrem Ince, announced his resignation three days before the election.