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Morsi's popularity wanes 10 months into Egypt presidency: Poll
Opinion poll conducted last month shows Egyptian public's growing dissatisfaction with President Morsi's performance ten months into presidential term
Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 May 2013
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Chart showing President Morsi's declining support (Photo: Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research-Baseera)

Egyptians continue to show discontent with President Mohamed Morsi, with 47 percent voicing dissatisfaction with his performance during his first ten months in office, according to a report by the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research (Baseera).

Baseera's opinion poll, which was conducted late April, showed a downward trend in support for the Islamist president.

As opposed to 78 percent who voiced support for the president after his first 100 days in office, only 46 percent of those polled voiced approval of his performance to date.

The report said that education levels greatly affected the way people assess the president's performance: approval ratings appeared lower among university graduates (38 percent) than high school graduates or those with less formal education (52 percent).

What's more, the report says that residents of urban governorates appear to be less content with the president's performance (34 percent) than those of rural areas (41 percent in Lower Egypt, 58 percent in Upper Egypt).

According to Baseera, a total of 2,202 adults from across Egypt's 27 governorates were questioned via telephone on 29 and 30 April. The report claims that the poll's margin of error stands at less than 3 percent.

The poll also found a discernible shift in people's willingness to re-elect President Morsi if fresh presidential polls were held tomorrow.

A modest 30 percent of those polled said they would elect Morsi, compared to 37 percent last month and 58 percent after his first 100 days in office. Ratings in this regard, the report reiterated, appeared to be greatly influenced by respondents' education and social background.

The apparent drop in the president's popularity does not, however, seem to have worked in favour of Egypt's National Salvation Front (NSF) opposition alliance.

Based on the report's findings, only 33 percent of those polled said they supported the NSF, up from 30 percent in March.

While 57 percent said they did not support the opposition alliance, 10 percent said they "weren't sure."





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Ahram Online
15-05-2013 05:34pm
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Thank you
Thank you Ahmed Eldiwany, mistake is corrected.
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patkar
15-05-2013 08:41am
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was he eligible for presidency
As an escaped convict whose situation has yet to cleared, we he eligible to become a candidate for presidency.Regardless of competance and merits.
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Muhammad
15-05-2013 05:28am
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Democracy
In a democratic system, you have to give the winner the chance, if he fail then he should be changed. Have the opposition give the president and his team a chance by not hindering his job and his planning. If you keep on preventing him from doing his job, than you say he fail in his job, then this is not fair
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Ahmed Eldiwany
15-05-2013 05:07am
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Correction and Question
To the writer of this article: kindly note that there is a typo when you state that "A modest 30 percent of those polled said they would not re-elect Morsi".. I read the original Baseera report, it should be "A modest 30 percent of those polled said they WOULD ELECT Morsi... While those who will not elect Morsi is 45% which is 50% more.... About the question which puzzles me, how can Baseera state that 78% of the people supported Morsi during his first 100 days if he won by a very narrow margin of 51%? Isn't this rather strange? Thank you.
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ali
15-05-2013 03:00am
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lets not joke
Was it these same polls said the same about morsi before presidential election? And same before constitutional election? Morsi have managed very strongly and you have to give him credit even if you dont support him. The man is like a steel alhamdullilah. Any other president would bend but this man morsi knows vast people are with him and most importantly Allah Swt is with him so no power on dunya would not able to conquer him
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