Three days before the general elections of July 22, 2007, when KONDA published its opinion poll and its prediction that the AKP would receive a sweeping 47 percent of the votes, the news practically had a bombshell effect in the media. The election outcome validated the opinion poll, turning KONDA overnight into a well-known and prestigious company. Based on data from this poll, conducted one week before elections, this report examines the demographic breakdown and political preferences of the electorate and concludes with Tarhan Erdem’s commentary. The popular phrase on about these elections was “one out of every two people voted for AKP” and this report profiles who these people are.
This report was published as a series in the Radikal daily in July 2007.