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Poll: 49% support Egypt's President Morsi; 35% unfamiliar with NSF
New poll by Cairo-based research agency shows decreasing support for President Mohamed Morsi, while whopping third of Egyptians don't appear to have heard of country's leading opposition faction
Ahram Online, Tuesday 26 Feb 2013
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Mohamed Morsi at Tahrir Square in Cairo, on June 29, shortly after being announced as president. (Photo: AP)

About 49 percent of Egyptians are satisfied with President Mohamed Morsi's performance, a new opinion poll has revealed, down from 53 percent in a similar poll last month.

Results of the survey, which was conducted by the Cairo-based Baseera Centre for Public Opinion Research, were published on Tuesday.

Poll results also revealed that 35 percent of those asked would re-elect Morsi as president if fresh elections were held tomorrow. This is compared to 39 percent in last month's poll, and 58 percent in a poll conducted following Morsi's first 100 days in office.

The latest poll also showed that about 35 per cent of those asked were unfamiliar with Egypt's main opposition umbrella group, the National Salvation Front (NSF).

Of those unfamiliar with the NSF, 45 per cent live in Egypt's countryside, while 24 percent reside in urban areas.

Of those respondents familiar with the NSF, 53 percent said they opposed the group, while 35 percent – most of them from Egypt's northern governorates – supported it.

The survey, conducted on 18 and 19 February via telephone, involved 2275 Egyptian respondents above the age of 18.

According to the Baseera centre, the latest poll has a roughly 3 percent margin of error. 





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E Mohamed
09-04-2013 05:20pm
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Blind
So, we still have 49% of egyptians that are completely blind
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Carole T.
27-02-2013 06:55am
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Fair Polling?
2275 is not enough to constitute a fair polling. This group is biased and doesn't give breakdowns of male/female, religious background, where they live and other factors. This small number is not a fair representation of 91 million people.
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Nora
27-02-2013 05:41am
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Statistics game
2275 is the sample size for a country of 55 million registered voters, this is an outlier data. Morsi's supporters live away from Cairo. Political polling at early stage in Egypt. This poll is more of an art than science. They need to go back to school to study statistics.
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Roslyn Ann
26-02-2013 11:22pm
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Chaos is the winner!
Word has it that Egyptians have become 'politically' aware since the revolution, this poll proves that their awareness is somewhat lacking. The NSF will never succeed without proclaiming their very existence, not to mention, discussing their opposing vision. The President is too busy with the elections, and speaks at a time, when most working Egyptians are in bed. Neither camp is showing any concern for the ordinary Egyptian citizen, hence chaos and instability is the outright winner!
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