Washington (CNN) - While the protests in Egypt have captivated the world and the news cycle, a new national survey indicates that a majority of Americans say there will be little impact from these events in the United States.
According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center released Tuesday, 58 percent of those surveyed say the protests will not have much of an affect on the United States. Meanwhile, 28 percent think there will be a negative impact, while 15 percent think the effect will be positive.
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Furthermore, a majority of those surveyed - 57 percent - think the Obama administration is handling the situation well. The administration has been receiving mixed reviews from members of Congress and other politicians, with Newt Gingrich recently calling the administration "amateurish", and Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona telling CNN that America "might be in a better position if we had more closely followed President Bush's prescription for support of greater democracy in all parts of the world."
According to the survey, only 8 percent of Republicans think the protests will have a positive affect on the U.S., with 37 percent saying there will be a negative affect on the United States. Juxtapose that with Democrats, who are evenly split. 21 percent of Democrats say the effect will be positive, and 21 percent think it will be negative.
The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, was conducted Feb. 2 through 7, 2011, and questioned 1,385 adults. This poll has a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.