Turkish Poll: The percentage of young people who will vote for Erdogan in the upcoming presidential elections
According to a recent opinion poll, only 20% of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 will vote for the Turkish president and his party in the presidential and legislative elections on May 14, which considered the most dangerous for Erdogan since he came to power in 2003.
With the elections approaching, Erdogan, 69, and Kılıçdaroğlu, 74, are competing on promises to woo the younger generation, such as canceling the tax on purchasing mobile phones, a free internet package, and a youth card, to the extent that the third candidate, Muharram Ince, is trying to appear as a youth candidate.
On the other hand, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was keen to erase the very secular image of his party, which has always alienated conservative voters.
The Turkish main opposition candidate went so far as to propose a law that guarantees the wearing of the veil, which is a way to win over the base of conservative women, who traditionally vote for Erdogan, who allowed veiled students to go to university.
Kılıçdaroğlu’s party CHP also allied itself with three organizations from the Islamic-conservative current, which is a message of reconciliation addressed to religious voters, which is supposed to leave an impact at the polls.