According to the news in Aydınlık, SONAR conducted a survey on March 10-24 with 5 thousand people in 26 cities.
Commenting on the results, SONAR Chairman Hakan Bayrakçı stated that they were following different methods for interpreting the results. He said: “43.30 percent of the respondents said they would vote ‘No’ and 43.34 percent would vote ‘Yes’. And the 13.36 percent says ‘no comment’. While we survey face-to-face with hesitants and the citizens that made no comment, their expressions and attitudes were also examined and it was determined that they were citizens who were afraid to say their “No” tendencies. After versatile analysis, the final conclusion was reached. Accordingly, the projected result for April 16 is 51.2% ‘No’, 48.8% is ‘Yes’”.
There are also ‘No’ votes in ‘Yes’
Bayrakçı stated that ‘No’voters can not respond as comfortable as ‘Yes’ voters and continued:” We have seen the anxieties and hesitations of those who say that we are indecisive in our fieldwork. We determined the people, who are actually ‘No’ voters, that says they are undecided or will not go to voting box. As a result of the considerations we have done, we came to the conclusion that it is wrong to classically distribute the indecisive ones. In addition, there is ‘No’ votes worth at least 1-2 points in the ‘Yes’ votes.”
Officers are nervous
Bayrakçı pointed out that there are also officers among those who can not easily express their views. Because of the conditions that Turkey is in, he said he could not get a healthy result with this mass in the researches. SONAR Chairman noted that they who would say “No” are generally indecisive or not going to voting box.Osman Bilgin