Tunisia: Divided & Dissatisfied with Ennahda
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 03, 2013, 03:59 PM EDT
AAI President James Zogby to release poll on Oct 8th at event organized by the Middle East Institute
From August 4 through August 31, 2013, Zogby Research Services (ZRS) surveyed 3,031 Tunisian adults to determine their attitudes toward the developments that have unfolded in Tunisia since their revolution two and a half years ago. What the ZRS survey found was a deeply dissatisfied electorate and an extremely polarized society. Favorable ratings toward Tunisia’s ruling Islamist Party, Ennahda, have plummeted since its election to power.
In some ways, the divisions in Tunisia are similar to those ZRS found in Egypt in the poll conducted in May of 2013, just prior to the June 30th Tamarrod demonstrations that culminated in the military’s deposing of the elected government of President Mohamed Morsi.
“The degree to which Tunisia mirrors Egypt pre-June 30th is interesting,” said AAI President and Zogby Research Services Founder, James Zogby. “The poll makes clear that the majority of Tunisians are disturbed by the government’s ineffectiveness and its failure to deliver on the political and economic promises of their revolution.”
The poll will be available for download on the Arab American Institute website at noon on October 8th.
AAI President James Zogby will present the findings of the poll on October 8th at an event organized by the Middle East Institute. The event will feature expert panelists who will discuss the findings, and a question-and-answer portion will follow.
What: Poll Release: Tunisia: Divided and Dissatisfied with Ennahda
When: Tuesday, October 8th. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W Washington, DC 20036
AAI maintains an extensive and comprehensive archive of Zogby Research Services and Zogby International polls on Arab, Arab American, and U.S. opinion covering a wide range of issues, including US attitudes toward Egypt.