Poll: Hagia Sophia’s conversion into mosque didn't raise Erdogan’s rating

The Turkish President with his wife at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Photo: newsit.gr

The re-conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque has not upgraded Erdogan's rating among voters, a new poll shows.

According to a poll by the Eurasia Public Opinion Research Center, 99.7% of the Turkish population said that the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque would not affect their voting intentions in the presidential elections to be held in 2023, Ahval News reported.

The poll showed that 48.6% of citizens are not going to vote for Erdogan in the presidential elections in 2023.

38.9% intend to vote for Erdogan – this result is even slightly worse in comparison with the previous poll, before the re-conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque (just over 39%).

99.7% of those surveyed said that changing the status of Hagia Sophia would not affect their voting intentions in the presidential elections.

When asked about Erdogan's overall performance as president, 40.2% called it a failure, while 28.9% – successful. 30.9% of the respondents deem it neither successful nor unsuccessful.

As reported by the UOJ, earlier Erdogan expressed confidence that the new status of Hagia Sophia would satisfy all religions.

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