88% of Egyptians approve of Sisi’s performance: Baseera
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CAIRO: A whopping 88 percent of Egyptians approve of the performance of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi five months into his presidency, according to a new poll conducted by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera).

This is an even higher approval rating than the 82 percent Baseera reported following Sisi’s first 100 days in office.

Only 5 percent of those surveyed said they disagreed with Sisi’s performance, which is the same figure in the earlier poll, and 7 percent said they were undecided, down from 13 in the previous survey.

Of those surveyed, 57 percent who approved were under 30, and 51 percent of self-identified college students supported Sisi’s performance.

If presidential elections were held tomorrow, 82 percent of those polled said they would vote for Sisi again compared to 78 percent on the 100-day poll. Others—11 percent—said their decision would depend on who else was running.

The poll also asked about respondents’ opinions of Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, and 58 percent said he was doing well, 15 percent said he was only “average” and 4 percent said his performance was bad; 23 percent said they could not decide.

Baseera reported it based its data on phone calls with 1,901 Egyptians 18 or older in all governorates from Nov. 10-12.

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