A recent survey on democracy in Jordan showed:
81% agreed that the will of the public should be the basis of the governmentâ€™s authority.
71% believe that the government should be selected through elections in which all citizens can vote
44% of respondents said the will of the public should have a greater influence over the government,
27% thought it should stay the same, while
17% felt that the public should have less influence over government affairs.
In other words, most people want their will to be the foundation of the government’s authority, they just want to do it without influencing government.
Which is like saying, most people want to go swimming, they just don’t want to get wet.
This is part of the same polling that was done earlier this month that showed most Jordanians are in favor of tighter media restrictions.