Today’s article, from al-Shorouk, deals with an opinion survey being circulated by the NDP regarding a number of questions, including opinions about Gamal Mubarak. Readers can draw their own inferences about the validity of public opinion polling in the Arab world, which has been controversial in the past.
NDP Survey’s Sixth Question: Do You Approve of Gamal Mubarak?
The National Democratic Party (NDP) will undertake an opinion poll during the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The findings will be presented during the party’s annual conference, which will be held at the end of October.
Al-Shorouk has learned that the survey is called “The Sixth National Conference Survey,” which represents one of the methods of determining ways to reform the party. The survey contains six questions, the last of which concerns Gamal Mubarak and his popularity among the population.
Al-Shorouk has learned that a survey has been circulating among party members and recently elected cadres for more than two months. The results show that the younger Mubarak has a very high level of popularity within the party. The goal of the new survey is to determine his popularity outside the party. It will be circulated in 8 governorates only, encompassing 4000 families.
The first question will be concerned with President Mubarak’s electoral platform, and whether citizens feel it has been effective, whereas the second through the fifth questions revolve around services offered by the government like infrastructure and direct services and the extent to which citizens benefit from them, and the performance of NDP representatives in parliament and the extent of their popularity in their districts, “Do you know [your representative] and what does he offer you?” In addition there is a question about the extent to which the citizens approve of the government’s education policies. The fifth question is tied to the party’s annual conference, including previous recommendations and what Egyptians want to see happen at the upcoming conference.