Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Survey on Egypt

Rasmussen (R) Poll on Egypt

Is Egypt an ally or an enemy of the United States, or somewhere in between?
  • Ally 14% [23%] (34%) {42%} [39%]
  • Enemy 15% [21%] (14%) {8%} [9%]
  • In between 55% [48%] (43%) {39%} [42%
  • Not sure 16%
Has the change in the government of Egypt brought about by last year’s Arab Spring protests been good for the United States, bad for the United States or has it had no impact on the United States?
  • Good for the U.S. 12%
  • Bad for the U.S. 37%
  • No impact on U.S. 21%
  • Not sure 30%
Over the next few years, how likely is that Egypt will become a free, democratic, and peaceful nation?
  • Very likely 9%
  • Somewhat likely 26%
  • Not very likely 34%
  • Not at all likely 13%
  • Not sure 18%
Should the United States get more directly involved in the Egypt situation or leave the situation alone? 
  • Get more directly involved 18%
  • Leave the situation alone 57%
  • Undecided 25%
Survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted November 26-27, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points. Results from the polls conducted October 16-17, 2012 and October 18-19, 2012 are in square brackets.  Results from the polls conducted October 17-18, 2011 and October 19-20, 2011 are in parentheses. Results from the polls conducted August 20-21, 2010 and August 22-23, 2010 are in curly brackets.  Results from the polls conducted August 5-8, 2009 are in square brackets.
Inside the numbers: 
Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major political party are twice as supportive of U.S. involvement in Egypt as Democrats are.
But then only 21% of voters in President Obama’s party see the change in the Egyptian government as bad for the United States, compared to 60% of Republicans and 34% of unaffiliateds. Democrats are also much more optimistic that Egypt will become free, democratic and peaceful in the new few years.
Seventy-seven percent (77%) of all voters say they have been following recent news reports about the political unrest in Egypt, including 39% who have been following very closely.

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