Jun 12, 2021 14:22 UTC
  • Press TV study shows variations in voter support for candidates after second debate

A new study by Press TV of voter inclinations after the second presidential debate shows an increase in turnout and variations in voter support for each of the candidates.

Press TV learned that voter turnout displayed an upward trend after the second presidential debate to 47.3 % — marking an increase of 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous study, which had followed the first debate, and that the figure will continue to incline upwards as Election Day draws closer.

Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi continues to be by far the most popular candidate among voters, with 50.6% of voter support, even though that figure was down from 55.6% in the previous study.

According to Press TV’s findings, Mohsen Rezaei ranks at a distant second with 5.8%, up from 5.5%.

The two Reformist candidates in the election, Nasser Hemmati and Mohsen Mehr-Alizadeh, enjoy 2.7% and 0.4%, respectively.

Voter support for the other candidates is as follows: Sa’eed Jalili, 2.7%; Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi, 4%; and Alireza Zakani, 1.2 %.

A total of approximately 9.9% of voters are also either unclear about who they would vote for or would cast a blank vote.

Furthermore, Press TV learned that, after the second presidential debate, 22.7% of the voters were still undecided.

In carrying out the study of the polls, Press TV assessed the record of the polling stations by comparing their predictions in past elections with the actual results in each case, and made a heavier use of the data by the better-performing survey centers.

Iran is holding its 13th presidential election on June 18. The first presidential debate was held on June 5, and the second debate on June 8. A third debate was being held on Saturday (June 12).

Over 59.3 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the election, according to the Iranian Interior Ministry.