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Support for El-Sisi presidency falls in latest Baseera poll
Percentage of Egyptians who say they will vote for former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi drops to 39%
Ahram Online, Sunday 30 Mar 2014
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People stand under a huge banner of Egypt's former army chief Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in downtown Cairo March 27, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Fifty-nine percent of Egyptians are undecided about who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, according to an opinion poll.

The poll, conducted by the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research (Baseera), showed 84 percent of Egyptians intend to vote in the election, while 16 percent do not.

Thirty-nine percent said they would vote for former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, down from 51 percent in an earlier poll in mid-March.

The percentage of undecided voters is up from 45 percent in the previous poll.

Forty-two percent of those who said they would vote for El-Sisi live in cities, while 36 percent live in the countryside.

Men (41 percent) are more likely to say they will vote for El-Sisi than women (36 percent).

People over 50 years old are more likely to say they will vote for El-Sisi (43 percent), than those aged 18-29 (37 percent).

Less than one percent said they would vote for either Nasserite Hamdeen Sabahi or moderate Islamist Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh, who both ran in the 2012 presidential election.

Sabahi has announced his intention to run, but Abul-Fotouh has said he will not after members of his Strong Egypt party were arrested while campaigning for a "no" vote in the constitution referendum.

The poll was conducted across all Egyptian governorates between 24 and 26 March. Baseera spoke via landline and mobile phone to 2,034 people aged over 18.

The survey was conducted shortly before El-Sisi announced his intention to stand for president.

Sabbahi and El-Sisi are the only candidates to announce their intention to stand. The candidate registration process is expected to start in early April.





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Muni
01-04-2014 05:40am
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As popular as Morsi 8 months into his presidency!
Didn't Morsi have 39 percent support 8 months into his presidency? Same road?
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Nahla Wagdi
31-03-2014 11:03pm
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Animals only deserve animal treatment.
Many Egyptians are too ignorant and too uncivilized to know the meaning of liberty and democracy. Hence, they support people like Sissi.
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Masry
31-03-2014 02:08pm
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Polls ?????
Really polls??? Polls had Amr Mousa winning the last presidential election by a wide margin. Instead we got Morsy winning by a very narrow margin against Shafiq. Egyptian polls are notoriously inaccurate. But even if true 39% would be doulble the vote revived by Morsy despite buying votes from the poor and uneducated despite voter suppression in areas the brotherhood were weak. The days of the past are over. The black brotherhood experience has fought Egyptians we'll that their vote is vital. Thank god for the courageous Egyptian people who signed a petition 33 million stony to impeach Morsy and his masters and thank god for El Sisi sand the military for heading the peoples demand and removing the terrorist from office. Support for Elsisi is great he will win with a comfortable margin. He's the hero that saved Egypt from the black brotherhood. Alhamdulah
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Ivi
30-03-2014 10:41pm
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Sisi will NOT be ROBERT BORK of the 21 century.
No matter how much THEY will bork and no matter what the polls will show, the majority of the Egyptians will back him at a high cost and will never accept their most probable future president to be defamed and vilified. Ultimate maneuver of vilifying Sisi will end up with more supporters that will back him to the end. Good luck Sisi - Egyptians are with you!
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Hanna Yousuf
30-03-2014 07:43pm
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Even if he got 10%, he would still get 90Y of the vote
Egypt was great 5000 years ago, now it is a joke. Mursi tried to bnuild a new country based on human dignity. However Egyptians proved to be slavish to deserve freedom and democracy.
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Werner Gessner
30-03-2014 07:16pm
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the right choice ...
I am sure the Egyptian People know and select what's right for them and for their future ! People are educated and sure have learned a lot in all this years ... I only wish the very best and only the best to the Egyptian People.
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Kemal Hasanin
30-03-2014 09:50pm
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Egyptians are educated?
You must have a Ph.D. in ignorance of things Egyptian. Egypt still has one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the world.
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abdulrahman
30-03-2014 06:19pm
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The Supporters Of El Sisi Has Nothing To Worry
El Sisi will surely get nothing less than 85% of the votes. The authorities, the military and the election commission will do anything to ensure this. All institution in Egypt today lacks not only integrity severely but they not ashamed of lying even up front. The supporters of the coup and El Sisi will celebrate his victory, rightly or wrongly. But you will later shed tears flooding the banks of the Nile regretting the rule of a military dictator of your choosing. Good luck.
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Gamila Gamal Abou Zahra
30-03-2014 04:48pm
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Baseera Poll
What is 2,034 to judge a state of more than 85 million citizens. don't try to establish an illusion, the majority of Egyptians will vote for Al Sisi. Your hidden Muslim Brotherhood tricks and intentions are so clear, but they will not affect us. Abel Fatah Al Sisi WILL be the President of Egypt, despite all the huge funds that have been and are still being spent to prevent it. It is the WILL of a great people and a great nation. You and your like will soon be forgotten.
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Micah
27-04-2014 04:42pm
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hahahaha
LOL. Did you just say that huge funds are being spent to deny Sisi the presidency? LOL. Seriously?
Use your brain
30-03-2014 06:49pm
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A great nation 4000 years ago…
Today just a complete disaster with over 80 millon ignorants and a decadent elite. No future at all.
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Mohamed
30-03-2014 03:25pm
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Baseera is BS
When Baseera says 39% support Al Sisi, the actual number is 20%.
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Susanne Wheeler
30-03-2014 03:58pm
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Mad hatters
Oh how wonderfully adept you all are at picking numbers out of a hat. And, what a wonderful Freudian slip to put the poster of Sisi in the article!

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