Nearly 40 percent of Egyptian voters are undecided less than six weeks before the first presidential election since the ouster of veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak, a poll published on Saturday found.
A full 38 percent of respondents said they had yet to make up their minds which of the 23 candidates to vote for in the May 23-24 first round, the poll published by the independent daily Al-Masry al-Yom found.
Among the 62 percent who had decided, 20.1 percent said they would vote for Mubarak's long-time intelligence chief Omar Suleiman who briefly served as vice president before the president's overthrow in February last year.
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Suleiman was followed by former Muslim Brotherhood member Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh with 12.4 percent and Salafist candidate Hazem Abu Ismail with 11.7 percent.
Former Arab League chief and Mubarak-era foreign minister Amr Mussa trailed with 6.4 percent, followed by the Brotherhood's official candidate Khairat El-Shater with 3.2 percent.
The poll was carried out on April 10 by the Egyptian Institute for Public Opinion Research (Bassira) among a sample of 2,034 people aged 18 and over.
Respondents were asked: "Who would you vote for if the election were held tomorrow?"
Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament on Thursday approved a bill that would ban members of Mubarak's regime from standing for public office, but it needs the support of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to become law.