“Another poll conducted in Pakistan in January 2008 by the same organization [nonprofit group Terror Free Tomorrow] showed support for Al Qaeda, the Taliban, bin Laden, and other militant Islamist groups had dropped by half from the previous August. In August 2007, 33 percent of Pakistanis supported Al Qaeda, and 38 percent supported the Taliban. By January 2008 Al Qaeda’s support had dropped to 18 percent and the Taliban’s to 19 percent. When asked if they would vote for Al Qaeda, just 1 percent of Pakistanis answered in the affirmative. The Taliban had the support of 3 percent of those polled.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Fawaz A. Gerges, The Far Enemy, Page 288