Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's Better than Asking Ahmed Chalabi!

My day job is working with Professor Shibley Telhami at the University of Maryland, and we just received the most recent survey data from a survey he designs and contracts to Zogby International. The poll is conducted in the Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, KSA, and the UAE) with a sample size of around 4,000 and deals with a range of issues, from religion and politics to views of the US. The results aren't surprising - but sometimes the obvious needs to be documented. And as Professor Telhami said (when asked by some guy from WINEP - "why do you conduct these polls?"), "It's better than asking Ahmed Chalabi!" You can find the results of the poll here.

1 comment:

Susan said...

How true. Maybe if GWB had ever looked a polling data from the Middle East we would have a different foreign policy?

Great to see you this weekend :)