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Journalists seem to take the Muslim Brotherhood’s coming dominance as inevitable, but does the group actually have that kind of popular support?

For most of Egypt’s modern history, we’ve never had a way to know because political restrictions made polling so difficult.

But with President Hosni Mubarak gone, major polling firms have been able to survey support for the Brotherhood among the Egyptian public three times now: in February by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (15% support), in May by Gallup (15%), and in July by Newsweek (17%).

(Max Fisher –  Atlantic Monthly)

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