82 percent of Egyptians ‘happy with Sisi’ says poll

82 percent of Egyptians ‘happy with Sisi’ says poll

Eighty days have passed since former army general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected as Egypt’s president, and already 82 percent of Egyptians are happy with his performance, according to a Baseera poll.

Baseera, the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research, said in a poll released on Sunday that only eight percent of the sample it interviewed over the phone said they were unhappy with the new president’s performance. Ten percent of the sample said they couldn’t identify their position.

Seventy-eight percent of the sample said they would vote for Sisi should the presidential elections be held again the next day, while 11 percent said they wouldn’t vote for him. Eleven percent said their vote would depend on other presidential candidates.

The majority of those interviewed, 89 percent believe there has been an improvement in the security situation since Sisi’s election as president. Three percent said the security situation has deteriorated.

Fuel has become regularly available since Sisi’s election, according to 73 percent of the sample. Six percent said it became less available, 12 percent believe nothing has changed while nine percent said they could not indicate whether a change has taken place.

Thirty-five percent believe price controls have improved, while 32 percent believe they have changed to the worse. Twenty-nine percent of the sample does not see any change, and three percent are undecided.

The poll was conducted nationwide on a sample of 2010 citizens aged 18 and older.

Sisi swore the republican oath on June 8, after winning the presidential elections in a landslide victory, reaping over 96 percent of the valid votes.

He gained nationwide popularity after announcing the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3, 2013. Sisi was then minister of defenc

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