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Mursi Has Approval of 79 Percent of Egyptians in Opinion Poll

September 26, 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has an approval rating of 79 percent after almost three months in office, according to a poll by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research.

The poll found that 13 percent of people surveyed said they were dissatisfied with Mursi’s performance, while 65 percent said they would vote for him if snap elections were held, the Cairo-based group said on its website. The study interviewed 1,665 people and had a margin of error of 3 percentage points, it said.

The survey found that security was the area where the public showed the most satisfaction, with 75 percent of respondents saying there has been an improvement, compared with 58 percent in a previous study earlier this month by the same group. Easing traffic congestion ranked second, followed by the cleaning of rubbish and the availability of bread and fuel.

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