An opinion poll published Sunday said the percentage of Egyptians who approve of President Mohamed Morsy’s job performance declined to 47 percent, while 37 percent would vote for him if presidential elections were held tomorrow.
The poll, conducted by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera), shows that the support for Morsy’s performance nine months after he took office went down to 47 percent, compared with 49 percent at the end of his first eight months in office.
The percentage of those who said they did not approve of Morsy’s performance went up to 45 percent, compared with 43 percent last month. Eight percent said they could not judge his performance.
The center asked those who said they would not vote for Morsy again about who they would elect instead. Two-thirds of those asked could not name someone.
Of the rest, 8 percent said they would vote for former President Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq; 3 percent said Popular Current movement head Hamdeen Sabbahi; 3 percent said the defense minister or anyone from the army; 2 percent said Strong Egypt Party head and moderate Islamist Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh; 1 percent said former presidential candidate and Mubarak-era official Amr Moussa; and 1 percent said liberal Dostour Party head Mohamed ElBaradei.