Thursday, October 8, 2009

Najib's popularity takes a dip

Amid efforts by Barisan Nasional to register a second by-election win in 9 outings, the popularity of its chairman and Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak takes a dip, according to a survey by the Merdeka Centre (read here).

In Bagan Pinang, Port Dickson, issues such as the selection of Umno veteran Tan Sri Isa Samad as BN candidate has subsided but national issues such as the Kugan case, Hindu temple and cronyism within Umno are rife as the Opposition tries to make headway in the campaign, prior to polling on Sunday.

The BN, as usual, clings on the fragile PKR-DAP-Pas political partnership, the continuous development under the current government, Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case, Pas 'unIslamic' fatwas and the graft which hovers Pakatan Rakyat's government in the states of Penang, Kedah and Selangor.

The independent Merdeka Centre said in a statement to AFP, Najib's fails to uphold his popularity despite having introduced some 'attractive measures' under his 6-month 1Malaysia government.

The research firm said that 56 per cent of 1,027 people surveyed were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with Najib's performance as premier, down from the 65 per cent support he enjoyed in June.

The boost in his polls numbers in June had been attributed to a series of economic reforms, and an olive branch extended to ethnic minorities in the multicultural nation during his first 100 days in office.

"People are settling down after the initial euphoria over a new prime minister when he made a lot of announcements," Merdeka Centre director Ibrahim Suffian said, adding that the ruling coalition now needs a boost from a victory in a by-election this weekend, when it is seeking to break a winning streak by the opposition which has won seven out of eight special votes held over the past year.

12 comments:

sh kadir, kajang said...

bujai,

i dont buy what merdeka centre does. they are anti-govt and the survey was done in time with bagan pinang.

anyway, i dont discount the possibilty of najib's popularity going down.

Anonymous said...

you cant be popular at all times...

USOP LABU said...

APA LA LU BRO,

REPORT MACM NI PUN LU NAK IKUT. TU SEMUA KARUT-MARUT DENGAN NIAT YANG TAK ELOK.

AKU YAKIN PADA DATUK NAJIB. DIA DAH USAHA SEDAYA=UPAYA UNTUK MALAYSIA. BAGI LA LEBIH MASA UNTUK DIA

adik, UM said...

bang,

siapa pemilik merdeka center ni? cara dia buat survey macam temberang je!

inas, KB said...

possible... but i dont believe it.

dato najib is doing okay, trying his best to put things to order.

any doubts should be made by professional surveyor, not people at merdeka centre whose credibility can be questioned.

Anonymous said...

no difference if he is popular or not. for people like me, malaysian politics get worse each day

KARIMAH, penang said...

TAK TAU LA.

ADA ORANG CAKAP MASA PAKLAH DULU, KERAJAANNYA TERLALU BERHEMAH WALAUPUN MEROSAKKAN NEGARA

PADA ZAMAN NAJIB PULAK, ADA YANG KATA IA PENTADBIRAN YANG SOMBONG, TERUTAMA PEGAWAI2 DI SEKELILING BELIAU YANG TIDAK LAGI SEMESRA KETIKA NAJIB MASIH TIMBALAN PERDANA MENTERI.

INI SEMUA MEMENINGKAN RAKYAT...

Anonymous said...

i think apek senario is more popular than najib.

bacang said...

yang nyata, rosmah taknak la najib terlalu popular, takut kena kebas! hehehehehe.... macam dia kebas najib dari orang lain dulu ler!


HAWAU!

Anonymous said...

another unscrupulous survey.

Anonymous said...

mana boleh pakai kajian macam ni bang. diorang tu main hentam je.

halim tuah said...

mendedahkan bahawa dalam satu pertemuan di London pada sebelum 16 September 2008, Dr Yusof Qardawi telah menegaskan kpd TG Hadi Awang mengenai kesangsiannya terhadap Anwar Ibrahim, terutamanya apabila Rand Corporation & Smith Richardson Foundation mengesahkan penglibatan Anwar Ibrahim dlm strategi Amerika merosakkan Islam dgn tajaan dana Yahudi! Selepas itu, ramai dari kalangan pemimpin erdogan PAS, iaitu seperti Dr Hassan Ali, Dr Haron Din & Nasaruddin Mat Isa telah beralih arah berpaling tadah dari menyokong Anwar Ibrahim!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRzYG9vJXAQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Dw3Pv1Lbc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtRlJNbS_Ec