Suppose a respectable opinion poll found that Bashar al-Assad has more support than the Western-backed opposition. Would that not be major news?

Now… the following link is to a lefty anti-Israel site, where I cadged the graphic below and the headline.

However the firm that conducted the research has a brief on the poll as well as it findings publicly available РHere.

I am not familiar with Orb, however I can’t seem to find any “negative” press.

Note that the poll was conducted in July of 2015.


  • tom_billesley

    The Syrian migrants that are being foisted on the west are drawn from this mix.

    • Yup.

    • Ho Hum

      Yes they are and they are not coming from the group that support the bottom end of this list.

  • luna

    Saudi Arabia wants Assad gone.

    • ntt1

      how many western politicians do the soddies own? kinda answers itself doesn’t it?

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Every living former U.S. president and Bush the Elder’s secretary of state Jim Baker. And that’s just for starters. It would take Trump to derail the gravy train.

    • Clausewitz

      Sounds like a good reason to support him then. Compared to the others in his neighbourhood he’s a pussy cat.

      • luna

        I’m no fan of Assad, but I don’t see any better alternative.

  • ontario john

    Good news for muslim refugees from Syria. The Liberals have announced today, an additional 15 million dollars to help them settle in Canada. Praise mohammed.

    • tom_billesley

      Have they told the Liberals that they want 15 million dollars each?

  • DMB

    If Saddam Hussein was still alive I believe opinion polls would be similar especially to most Iraqis.

  • Ho Hum

    Russia is missing from this list. They should be near the top.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The poll was in July before Russia got involved up to its ass. Since then, the most positive influence has been Angela Merkel.