(This is from comments sent by Haider Ajina and other thoughts.)
There are many flaws in this latest Iraqi survey.
How can it be that when they ask if the ‘government has done a good Job’, 71% of Kurds and 68% of Shiites both of whom together represent 80% of the population do you only get 46% for total population who agree?
If the poll would have been weighted more closely to the actual population dynamics the total would have been closer to 50%.
(Not to mention in several established democracies that number would be quite a bit lower than 100% especially when democrats tend to want the government to handle everything, while Republicans beleive in individual responsibility.)
This makes no mathematical since. These types of flaws are all
over this survey. Add up the numbers in the % of the population and it
becomes clear that some thing is not quite right.
Also the fact that the majority still wants forces to stay is quite opposite of the answer to the earlier questions….There are many contradictions in this survey. It is inconsistent.
One other note on this survey: 64% believe that life is the same or better for them today than when Saddam was in charge.
Also… It is worth noting that this poll reflects different results than the poll released just one day earlier.