- Middle East/North Africa
73 percent of Egyptians believe President Mohamed Morsy has not made the right decisions since he assumed office in July 2012, according to a recent poll released amid wide-scale demonstrations demanding early presidential elections on the one-year anniversary of Morsy’s inauguration.
63 percent of Egyptians believe their conditions have worsened under Morsy, according to a poll by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera), which covered an array of issues related to Morsy’s presidency and its impact on citizens.
Six percent of respondents believe Morsy's best decision during his reign was sending Egypt's former military ruler, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and his deputy, Sami Anan, into retirement last August.
Participants were also asked about the worst measures taken by the Egyptian president. While six percent believe that he has not taken a single, well-advised decision, 17 percent said he made his worst move in relation to the Nile water dispute. In other voting for his worst decision, eight percent selected the November 2012 Constitutional Declaration, five percent the decision to sever relations with Syria, and another five percent the recent governors’ reshuffle.
Asked about the most pressing problem facing the Egyptian family, 35 percent of respondents said price hikes, 16 percent security, 14 percent unemployment, eight percent poor incomes, and five percent power outages.
Concerning challenges the country is facing in general, 18 percent of participants said political stability is the biggest problem, 17 percent said the water crisis, 14 percent energy, 12 percent security, six percent joblessness, and five percent state bankruptcy.
Concerning living conditions under Morsy, 63 percent of respondents said their conditions had worsened, 13 percent said their lives had improved, and 22 percent said they remained unchanged.
64 percent said the Muslim Brotherhood rule was worse than they had expected, 15 percent said it matched their expectations, and only eight percent said it was better than they had anticipated.