Study: 44% Egyptians have negative views of Brotherhood political role, 43% disagree

A US poll has concluded that 44 percent of Egyptians have a negative opinion of the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in the country, while 43 percent believe the contrary.
poll carried out by US-based Zogby Research Services in November, covering respondents in eight countries — Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Iran — found that the majority of citizens in those countries, except for Turkey, believed the Brotherhood has not made any positive contribution to their countries.
In Turkey, where the ruling government is an ardent Brotherhood supporter, 51 percent have favorable views of the Brotherhood’s political presence, with 33 percent disagreeing.
However, Brotherhood approval rates in Saudi Arabia, a major supporter of the authorities that ended the group’s rule in 2013, stood at 53 percent of respondents, with only 27 percent expressing disapproving stances.
The percentages at the UAE, another staunch opponent of the Brotherhood, stood at 68 percent negative and only 22 percent positive.
Zogby Research Services is chaired by Dr. James J. Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, DC-based political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. 

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