The Washington Times - February 2, 2011, 01:19PM

Voters have given a mixed review to President Obama’s response to the crisis in Egypt, and many think United Nations involvement would make things worse, a new polls says.

Results of a Rasmussen Reports national survey released Wednesday show 41 percent of likely voters rate the way the Obama administration has responded to the situation in Egypt as good or excellent. Twenty-two percent view the administration’s response so far as poor.


But only 18 percent of voters say things would be better if the UN stepped in to help resolve the political crisis in Egypt. A plurality — 46 percent — say UN involvement would make the situation worse, while 13 percent say it would have no impact. One in four voters — 24 percent — aren’t sure.

Seventy-two percent of voters say they are following news reports about the political unrest in Egypt at least somewhat closely, with 48 percent saying they are following the situation very closely.

The telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted Monday and Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports and has a margin of error of plus/minus 3 percent.