Egypt crisis flying under Americans’ radar

Posted: February 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

The Pew Center has come out with a new poll asking Americans about the crisis in Egypt, and it’s clear they’re not thinking about it a great deal.

About half of Americans — 52 percent — report having heard little or nothing about the demonstrations, according to the poll of 1,385 adults, which was conducted Wednesday through Monday.

Clear majorities of Democrats (69 percent) and independents (57 percent) say President Barack Obama administration has handled the situation about right. By contrast, only 43 percent of Republicans say the same, and they’re just about split on whether he’s showing too much support for the protesters (19 percent) or too little (15 percent). Read here


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