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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's feud with U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen has damaged the reputation of both, but Erdogan's party would still win an election if one were called this weekend, a survey showed on Thursday.Erdogan's approval rating tumbled to 39.4 percent this month from 48.1 percent in December and 59.1 percent a year earlier, according to the survey.If a parliamentary election were held on Sunday, Erdogan's AK Party would still garner the highest number of votes, albeit far fewer than the 50 percent it obtained in the 2011 election, the survey should.There was majority negative sentiment towards Gulen and his movement, whose supporters claim to number millions worldwide.Some 60 percent of those polled describe their overall view of Gulen's movement as negative and 57 percent believe it to have established what Erdogan has described as a "parallel state" within the state bureaucracy.
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