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UPA-left standoff

Half-Life Of An Ally

Neither Congress nor the Left will climb down on the N-deal. But nobody is game for mid-term polls. Updates

Half-Life Of An Ally
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Half-Life Of An Ally
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OUTLOOK  CFORE  NATIONWIDE OPINION POLL
No Mid-Term Polls, Please
51% in the cities say don't start the deal without Left's okay


What do you think?

Should the country go in for a mid-term election ?
Urban Rural

Yes 24 26 20
No 63 61 68
Can't say 13 13 13

Do you think the nuclear deal can be an election issue?
Yes 31 38 16
No 61 56 73
Can't say 8 6 11

Do you support the nuclear deal between India and the United States?
Yes 52 63 25
No 21 24 15
Can't say 27 13 60

Who do you blame for the nuclear deal crisis?
Manmohan 35 41 19
Prakash Karat 41 48 26
Can't say 24 11 55

Do you think the nuclear deal compromises national sovereignty?
Yes 27 31 18
No 46 57 20
Can't say 27 12 62

Do you think India should not operationalise the nuclear deal until Left’s objections have been met?
Yes 34 35 32
No 42 51 20
Can't say 24 14 48

Should India toe the US line on Iran and other issues of foreign policy?
Yes 20 22 14
No 70 69 71
Can't say 10 9 15

Do you endorse Manmohan Singh's tough stand against the Left?
Yes 44 54 21
No 33 32 36
Can't say 23 14 43

Do you think the Prime Minister could have handled the crisis better ?
Yes 58 63 48
No 27 30 17
Can't say 15 7 35

All figures in percentage

Methodology:
Research Organisation Cfore conducted the survey in six cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, plus adjoining rural areas on August 20-21, 2007. A structured questionnaire was administered to a statistically selected sample of 924 respondents. Seventy per cent of the sample was urban, 30% was rural.
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