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Obama’s popularity abroad on the wane, survey finds: Poll

By AFP WASHINGTON: US leadership has lost some of its luster abroad, suggesting President Barack Obama can’t count on as much global euphoria as he gears up for a fierce reelection campaign, a new survey found Thursday. The report card was particularly dire from Serbia and Iran where approval ratings for the White House were …


Nearly 40% of Egyptians undecided ahead of vote, says poll

By Agencies CAIRO: Nearly 40 percent of Egyptian voters are undecided less than six weeks before the first presidential election since the ouster of veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak, a poll published on Saturday found. A full 38 percent of respondents said they had yet to make up their minds which of the 23 candidates to …


90 pct of Egyptians say more politically aware after Jan. 25

By Zainab Abou Elkhair CAIRO: Ninety percent of Egyptians said their political awareness and involvement in political life in Egypt have increased in subsequence to the revolution, according to a recent poll. Egyptians and their post-Jan.25 mindset were the subjects of a study executed by renowned market research group, Synovate. The study outlines the psychological changes, …


56 pct of Egyptians believe the country is on the right track, says official poll

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Fifty-six percent of Egyptians surveyed in an official poll believe the country is going in the right direction, according to the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) at the Cabinet. The poll, aimed at measuring Egyptians’ participation in political life, was released on Tuesday. Eleven percent said the country is going in …


Army’s poll on presidential hopefuls unacceptable and unethical, says expert

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Presidential hopeful ex-IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei swept Egypt’s ruling army’s Facebook poll on preferred presidential hopefuls, winning 36 percent of almost 70,000 votes at press time. But not everyone approved the army’s decision to create the poll in the first place. “This poll is completely unacceptable and uncalled for and can even …


Egyptians more optimistic, adamant on political participation, says poll

CAIRO: Nine out of 10 Egyptians surveyed in a recent poll plan on voting in the upcoming elections, with no political party or entity garnering more than 15 percent of public support. The Muslim Brotherhood won over the support of 15 percent of the respondents of the study released by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center …


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