Jordan's Public Shares U.S. View on Iran

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) David Pollock - A public opinion poll conducted in November 2018 reveals that the Jordanian "street" is solidly in line with official opposition to Iran. Popular support for the main organized opposition party - the Muslim Brotherhood affiliate Islamic Action Front - remains a minority position, stuck at around 25%. These figures suggest that, despite Jordan's perennially troubled economic prospects and sporadic demonstrations, the monarchy faces no immediate crisis as King Abdullah marks two decades on the throne this month. U.S. President Donald Trump scores an approval rating in Jordan of just 2%, while Russian President Vladimir Putin got 5%; Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan received 72%. 57% of Jordanians voice a favorable opinion of Hamas, which rejects peace with Israel. However, both Hizbullah and the Houthis, two of Iran's major clients in the region, have a 95% disapproval rating.

2019-02-27 00:00:00

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