Ok. First of all. Take a breath. Because you’re gonna wish you had in a second.
The latest poll conducted by Jordan Centre for Social Research indicates that a large number of Jordanians must be high. Here are some highlights:
– 74.8% of Jordanians support holding elections this year.
– 72.8% of Jordanians are willing to vote in parliamentary elections.
– 9% of Jordanians were in favor of extending this Parliament’s mandate another year.
– 29.5% of Jordanians think that there are NO political problems in Jordan.
So how might elections turn out this year?
– 37% said they would vote for Jordanian Nationalist candidates
– 17% said they would vote for Islamist candidates
– 31% said they would NOT vote based on ideology
– 72.5% who said they would participate in parliamentary elections, said they would NOT vote for a party candidate
– 17.5% said they would vote for a candidate representing a political party
– 57.5% of those who said they’d vote based on a party (i.e. the above number), said they would vote for the Islamic Action Front; this represents 10% of those that said they would vote at all.
So basically: a third of Jordanians believe we have no political problems in Jordan while less than 20% said they would bother voting for a candidate based on their political party.
Mmm…democracy in Jordan.
Tastes just like shawerma these days.