Poll: Only slight majority in Egypt backs el-Sissi

May 22, 2014 2:13 PM

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The findings of the poll by the Pew Research Center paint a picture of a nation sharply divided, in contrast to the fervor of support for el-Sissi drummed up in Egyptian media depicting him as the beloved hero of the nation and his removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last summer as the will of the people.

Since then, the interim government has waged a fierce crackdown on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists, branding the group a terrorist organization — another theme that is heavily propagated by almost all Egyptian TV stations and newspapers.

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