A majority of Iraqis said they would vote for political parties than the ones they voted for in past general elections. According to preliminary results of the poll, which was conducted by al-Sabah, 69% of samples said they would vote differently. Another 27% said they would give their votes to the same political parties they voted for in 2005. The remaining 4% provided no answers.
These preliminary figures represent the answers of 5104 Iraqis. The samples were taken from 8 provinces, and covered various age groups, education levels and occupations from both sexes, according to the newspaper.
The final results that will include all 20,000 samples are expected to be available in a few days.