Disappointment over EU promise to Erdogan

59 percent of those polled think it was bad to promise President Recep Tayyip Erdogan help with Turkey’s EU membership.

Only 7 percent think that Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson did the right thing in that part of the NATO negotiations.

— There is weak popular support for Kristersson’s concession in Vilnius, says Nicklas Källebring, opinion analyst at Ipsos to DN.

The weak popular support is based on a strong opposition to welcoming Turkey into the EU. Six out of ten are quite or very negative about the country’s entry into the EU, according to an Ipsos survey.

Despite Erdogan and Kristersson’s agreement at the NATO summit in Vilnius, Turkey’s parliament has still not voted on whether or not Sweden should be in NATO.

And seven out of ten respondents believe that Turkey will make more demands on Sweden before ratifying the Swedish application. Only 16 percent believe that nothing more is required for the Turks to approve Sweden’s entry into the military alliance.

The survey from Ipsos is based on interviews with 1,291 eligible voters during the period 15–27 August. They have responded via SMS or digital interviews.