NDI Poll: A Major Shift in the Iraqi Political Landscape, April 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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A dramatic shift in the country’s mood, particularly among Shias, produced a major change in Iraq’s political landscape. According to the most recent survey conducted by NDI, increased public optimism about the country’s direction works to the benefit of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The survey indicates five critical issues that have the potential to affect this new set of dynamics. 
  • The government’s inability to address concerns over jobs and basic services 
  • The intensifying divisions between Kurdistan and Baghdad
  • The ability of opposition groups to emerge and build a strategic campaign 
  • The potential for disaffected Shias to shift support away from Maliki 
  •  The rising level of Sunni insecurities 

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