CAIRO: After being in office for 80 days, 82 percent of Egyptians approve of Sisi‘s presidential performance, and 8 percent disapprove, The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) reported Sunday, after conducting a telephone poll of over 2,000 persons.
Approximately 89 percent of those polled said they thought security had improved, 3 percent said it was worse, and 7 percent said they saw no change. The result of the poll published in statement Sunday, mentioned the street’s opinion in many of the sensitive issues in the society, including security improvement, police treatment with citizens, traffic and prices.
Sunday’s was the first poll during President Sisi’s tenure; it was conducted between Aug. 26 and Aug. 28 through mobile phones.
Concerning police behavior, the poll reported that 65 percent of Egyptians it has improved, while 8 percent disagree.
The poll showed that 69 percent of the sample said traffic has improved in the last 80 days, while other 3% believes that it became worse, 11% said that it didn’t change and the remaining percentage said that they cannot decide.
The poll also asked about the fuel and prices, following recent amendments to petrol subsidies that raised the cost of gas and diesel. About 35 percent said Sisi’s government had controlled the prices, but another 32 percent said the situation had become worse.
If Sisi were to run again in an election today, 78 percent said they would vote for him, with 11 percent against him, and 11 percent undecided.