The Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan conducted a public opinion poll on the government of His Excellency Nader Al-Dhahabi 100 days after its formation between March 4, 2008 and March 10, 2008. The complete national sample included 959 respondents out of an original 1000, as 41 individuals refused to participate in the poll (a participation rate of 96%). The size of the complete public opinion leaders’ sample was 605 respondents from an original 700, with 95 individuals refusing to participate, a participation rate of 86%. The opinion leader respondents were distributed among 7 categories, as shown in Table 1.
This poll aims to identify Jordanian citizens’ and public opinion leaders’ evaluations of the performance of H.E. Nader Al-Dhahabi’s government 100 days after its formation, as well as their evaluations of the government’s performance in addressing the issues it was entrusted with. In addition, viewpoints of the public and public opinion leaders were identified regarding the most important problems Jordan currently faces, which “the government must address immediately.” The margin of error for this poll was +/- 3%.