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12:00 AM, October 12, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 12, 2007

Musharraf support hits all-time low

Public support for Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is at an all-time low amid ongoing political chaos and Islamist violence, according to a poll released Thursday.
Most Pakistanis also oppose a power-sharing deal between Musharraf and former premier Benazir Bhutto, who is due to fly home next week, said the survey by the International Republic Institute, a US think tank.
But there was a huge increase in support for ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was booted out of Pakistan within hours of his own attempted return from exile in September, the poll said.
"As the national mood continues to sour, President Musharraf continues to bear the brunt of this voter dissatisfaction," the survey said.
The institute, a Washington-based non-governmental organisation, said it interviewed 4,000 men and women in 60 districts between August 29 and September 13, in the fourth such survey within 12 months.

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