The Arab American Institute, summarizing their “Arab Attitudes Toward Syria: 2011” survey:
Just three years ago, we polled in 11 Arab countries asking respondents to name a leader they most respected. In five of these countries, Bashar Al Assad ranked among the top three mentioned – the only Arab leader to be mentioned in more than two states. As the results presented below make clear today, support for Al Assad has virtually dried up. […]
Most telling is the scant support the Syrian leader receives in Lebanon. […] In questions dealing with the Syrian leader, it is clear that whatever support he might have commanded in the past is now gone.