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Survey in Turkey shows ‘NO’ vote likely to win in referendum

22 March 2017

According to a survey conducted by Gezici Research Company in Turkey, the percentage of those who think of voting “yes” in the referendum for constitutional amendments in Turkey is 48.9% and those who think of voting “no” has reached 51.1%.

A percentage varying between 17-18% of the participants in the survey said that they would not vote. It is believed that they think that their vote would not influence the result.

The number of the registered voters inside and outside the country is 58,266,349 people. The number of people who said that they would not vote has reached 9,905,279.

If those who said that they would not go to the ballot boxes were persuaded to vote, the percentage of “no” votes would increase to 53.9% and the “yes” vote will remain to 46.1%.

According to the survey, 68.5% of those who will not go to the ballot boxes said that they would vote “yes” if they were to vote. 57.5% of those who will not vote described themselves as Social democrat. The remainder identified as:

Ataturk supporter 67%

Secularist 32%

Turkish nationalist 29%

Democrat 25%

Conservative 16%

Religious 12%

The survey was conducted during the period November-December 2016 and January-March 2017.

Halkin Sesi

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