Poll: Lebanese Groups Split over Support for Hizbullah, Ayatollah Khamenei

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) David Pollock - A new Lebanese opinion poll, conducted in November, found that 75% of Shiites hold a "very positive" attitude toward Hizbullah and 73% voice a "very positive" opinion of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei. In sharp contrast, 51% of Lebanon's Sunni Muslims have a "very negative" attitude toward Hizbullah, with another 38% holding a "somewhat negative" view. Just 33% of Lebanese Christians have at least a "somewhat positive view" of Hizbullah, compared with 82% in 2018. Nearly 2/3 of Sunnis express a favorable view of Turkish President Erdogan, while 47% of Christians voice a positive opinion of him, but only 4% of Shiites agree. 22% of Lebanon's Sunnis, 18% of Christians, and just 2% of Shiites favor improved relations with Jews.

2019-12-05 00:00:00

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