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Al-Hurra?

A satellite television station, called Al-Hurra (The Free One), financed by the U.S. government launched broadcasts aimed at Arab viewers with an exclusive interview with U.S. President George W. Bush in which he praised Iraqi determination to achieve democracy.
The station cost the US about $62 million in its first year. Is it worth it?
Yes, very
Yes
Yes, kinda...
Not really...
No
Not at all
I don't know
Will Al-Hurra help the US image in the Middle East?
Yes, it will make it better
Yes
I guess so...
No
No, it will make it worse
I don't know
With Al-Hurra, the U.S. administration hopes to counter what Bush has called "hateful propaganda that fills the airwaves in the Muslim world," referring to Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya networks. Will it be a successful counter?
Yes
I hope so...
I hope not...
No
I don't know
Nabil Amro, former Palestinian information minister, said in an interview with Al-Arabiya that Al-Hurra would not improve the U.S. image in the Middle East "unless there is a change in the U.S. policy" toward the region. Do you agree?
Yes
Kinda...
No
I don't know
U.S. condemnation has recently focused on the Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya networks. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has branded both stations "violently anti-coalition" and accused them of turning Arabs against America and damaging U.S. interests in Iraq. Do you agree?
Yes, very
Yes
Kinda...
No
Not at all
I don't know
Early suspicion and skepticism may show the station has a long road to winning some Arab hearts and minds and luring viewers away from the popular all-news Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya. Is the long road worth the time?
Yes, very
Yes
I don't know
No
Not at all
Do you think Al-Hurra is another way America is trying to take over the world?
Yes
No
I don't know...
If Al-Hurra was created by the Clinton administration, would your view of Al-Hurra change?
Yes
No
I don't know...
If your view did change, to what extent did it?
Very Good to Good
Very Good to Bad
Very Good to Very Bad
Good to Very Good
Good to Bad
Good to Very Bad
Bad to Very Good
Bad to Good
Bad to Very Bad
Very Bad to Very Good
Very Bad to Good
Very Bad to Bad
Do you think many Americans turn down relatively good and progressive government programs just because they "hate" the president or administration that proposed it?
Yes
No
I don't know...
Where do you live?
United States
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On the Left-Right political scale, where you you fall?
LEFT
CENTER LEFT
CENTER
CENTER RIGHT
RIGHT
What political party do you belong?
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Green Party
Libertarian Party
Conservative Party
Liberal Party
Labour Party
Liberal Democrats
New Democratic Party
Progressive Conservative Party
Progressive Party
Progressive Liberal Party
Whig Party
Independent (None)
Other
This poll was created on 2004-02-15 01:58:54 by Somnus21