Ahmadinejad’s Ideas in Harmony with Public Views

A01853727.jpgResults of a recent opinion poll suggested that a majority of Iranians believe Ahmadinejad’s ideas are close or very close to their views. The poll, ordered by FNA and conducted by one of the creditable polling centers in Iran, was carried out to receive people’s views about such different issues as Iran’s nuclear issue, performance of the law enforcement police in treating addiction and the addicted, hooligans and disrespect for the Islamic code of dressing (Hijab), performance of government in different areas and the position and status of political parties, media and political figures.

Drawing a comparison among the views of five renowned political figures – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former President Mohammad Khatami, Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel – the poll asked subjects to choose the one who holds similar or identical views with the public.

Results showed that 51.7% of the 8,000 people polled in 60 different cities of the country last month believed that Ahmadinejad’s views are very or very much similar to those of the public, while 24.7% found his views rather close, 12.9% a little close and 10.6% little close to their views.

Also 31.5% of the polled population believed that views of former President Khatami are very or very much similar to those of the public, while 40.2% found his views a little or little close to their views.

Results also suggested that 28.3% of the people believe that views of Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani are very or very much similar to those of the public, while 41.3% found his views a little or little close to their views.

For Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, 21.5% of the polled population believed that his views are very or very much similar to those of the public, while 48% found his views a little or little close to their views.

And finally, 37.6% of the subjects said that Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel holds very or very much similar views to those of the public while 34.8% found his views a little or little close to their own viewpoints.

The same opinion poll said 77.7% of Iranians demand that the government continue uranium enrichment activities, a recent opinion poll said.

The results suggest that 22.3% of people believed that the government should suspend uranium enrichment.

Meantime, 54.8% believed that the Iranian team of nuclear negotiators has had a fully proper or proper performance. 29.8% assessed the team’s performance as rather satisfactory, while 15.5% expressed dissatisfaction, including 3.7% who viewed the team’s performance as fully improper and 11.8% as improper.

The poll results also revealed that while 36.5% believed the country’s nuclear case leaves a great or a very great impact on their lives, 39.3% said that they are not much concerned about the issue as they believed the nuclear issue influences their lives to a low or a very low degree.

24.1% of those polled said they don’t hold a special view in this regard.

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