Assad’s Regional Unpopularity
Somewhat unsurprisingly, the majority of Israelis, 91 percent, consider the Syrian president unfavorable. In Jordan, the situation is similar. 90 percent of Jordanians perceive Bashar Al-Assad as being unfavorable, while just eight percent view him favorably.
In Lebanon, the perceptions differ – 40 percent of people view the Syrian president favorably. This support primarily comes from the country’s Shia population – Bashar Al-Assad comes from a family of Alawites, a branch of Shia Islam.
This chart shows public opinion on Bashar al-Assad before the alleged chemical attack.