CAIRO: The number of Egyptians satisfied with the performance of President Abdel Fatah al Sisi in the past six months has decreased by 4.4 percent, according to a Saturday poll carried out by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera.)
The poll on Sisi’s performance, the fourth since he assumed office in June 2014, shows that “85 percent of Egyptians are satisfied with Sisi’s performance, nine percent of the sample said they are not satisfied with the president’s performance, while six percent said they couldn’t determine their position,” according to the report.
According to a similar poll carried out in May; ten month after he assumed office, 98 percent of the Egyptians were satisfied with Sisi’s performance during the ten months.
“Eighty percent of Egyptians with university education surveyed said they were satisfied with the president’s performance compared to 89 percent among those with less than intermediate education,” according to the Saturday report.
Seventy-eight percent of those surveyed said they would re-elect Sisi “if presidential elections will be carried out tomorrow,” seven percent ruled out this option, and 12 percent said it depended on other candidates running for president.
According to Baseera, the poll was conducted using both mobile phones and landlines on a sample of 2,029 citizens aged 18 years old and above, and covering all governorates. All phone interviews were conducted Nov. 14-15, 2015. The response rate was around 51 percent and the margin of error in the results on national level is less than three percent.