CAIRO: Eighty-nine percent of the Egyptians are satisfied with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s performance during the past ten months, according to a Wednesday poll carried out by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera.)
The poll on Sisi’s performance, the third since he assumed office in June 2014, shows the highest approval rate. The first poll, conducted after his first hundred days, showed 82 percent of Egyptians rating his performance positively; 86 percent approved of his performance in the December 2014, six months after he assumed power.
In the Wednesday poll Only 4 percent of the sample said they were not satisfied with the president’s performance, while 7 percent said they couldn’t determine their position.
Age-wise, 55 percent of Egyptians below the age of 30 are satisfied with Sisi’s performance, compared to 72 percent of those aged 50 and older.
Eighty-three percent of those surveyed said they would reelect Sisi for a second term, 5 percent ruled out this option, and 12 percent said it depended on other candidates.
The poll was conducted across all Egyptian governorates April 7-10. Over landlines and mobile phones, the center spoke to 2,016 people aged over 18, according to Baseera’s chief Maged Othman.
In September 2012, Baseera conducted a similar poll on former President Mohamed Morsi’s performance during the first 100 days of his tenure. The poll showed 78 percent of Egyptians approved of his performance.