Selangor Journal

IDE: Najib Razak, most unpopular PM

SHAH ALAM, FEB 17: The Darul Ehsan Institute (IDE) survey result showed that Datuk Seri Najib Razak is the least popular Prime Minister among the Selangor citizens.
Its Deputy Chairman, Profesor Dato’ Mohammad Redzuan Othman said, the conclusion was derived from sentiments from all races as a result of the 2017 Selangor Citizens’ Perception Survey.
“53 percent responded with a negative on whether Najib Razak’s leadership enhanced their support towards Barisan Nasional and only 19 percent said yes while another 28 percent was undecided.
“Only 14 percent of the first-time voters in the 14th General Election (GE14) view Najib Razak’s administration managed to boost their support towards Barisan Nasional.
“If based on the racial sentiments, it can be concluded that Najib is the most unpopular Prime Minister in Malaysia,” he said.
He said that to reporters during the survey result presentation at the IDE Headquarters this afternoon.
In that development, he said the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad still has a big support from the Chinese community compared to Najib.
He claimed that Najib’s popularity had declined for the last six months following various scandals and negative reports from alternative media against his leadership.
“During Tun Mahathir’s time, the support from Chinese community towards Tun was far greater compared to Najib.
“The support for Najib is significant. 57 percent of Chinese community do not support him, another 32 percent were undecided while 11 percent still support him,” he said.
The survey was done last February 8, involving 2018 respondents who were randomly chosen, using the IDE’s innovation apps, e-Survei and tablets.
Field survey was conducted across Selangor covering the 55 State Legislative Assembly.
This is the 24th Selangor Political Landscape Survey, done face-to-face with a cumulative respondent of 33,359 people.

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