Najib’s Approval Rating continues to slide


February 26, 2013

Najib’s Approval Rating continues to slide

by http://www.malaysiakini.com

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s approval rating, according to independent pollster Merdeka Centre, has slipped further as the general election approaches.

Of the 1,021 voters polled between January 23 and February 6, only 61 percent were satisfied with the Premier’s performance, down two percentage points from a similar survey held last December.

Performance of Prime MinisterAccording to Merdeka Centre, the decline is mainly attributed to a four-point drop in satisfaction among Malay voters, down from 77 percent a month earlier. Chinese satisfaction with Najib’s performance was at status quo at 37 percent, while Indian support dipped one point to 75 percent.

Najib’s dissatisfaction rating has increased by two points to 32 percent – making it the highest since he took power in 2009. Merdeka Centre noted that the survey was conducted following the January 12 Opposition rally at Stadium Merdeka, the start of the Royal Commission of Inquiry hearing in Sabah, and criticism of the Federal government by businessman Deepak Jaikishan and former police chief Musa Hassan.

Low-income group supports BN

Najib’s approval rating was at its highest, at 71 percent, in December 2011.Unsurprisingly, Najib’s disapproval rating has increase 10 points, up from 22 percent in December 2011.

br1m 2.0 launch by najib razak 2Meanwhile, the survey also found that there is a consistent gap between voters sentiments towards Najib’s, the Federal government and BN.

Less than half the respondents are satisfied with the performance of the Federal government (48 percent) and BN (45 percent), which has been relatively consistent over the past year.

A breakdown of voter sentiments towards BN revealed that 62 percent of respondents who earn below RM1,500 were “happy” with BN.

Women more likely to support BN

However, such responses are gradually lower across the income scale, with only 31 percent of those earning more than RM5,000 stating that they were “happy” with BN.

Similarly, those working in the private sector or are self-employed are less inclined to be “happy” with BN as compared to those working as civil servants or are not formally employed.

NONERegionally, voters in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia are more likely to be happy with BN, compared to the more urban west coast.

In terms of race, 60 percent of Malay respondents were “happy” with BN, followed by 52 percent of Indian respondents.

Only 16 percent of Chinese respondents expressed the same sentiment. The survey also found that 52 percent of female voters were “happy” with BN, compared to 38 percent of male voters.

Full report can be downloaded here.

21 thoughts on “Najib’s Approval Rating continues to slide

  1. Najib has a new paramour in Dato Flora Ong, says Deepak. Obviously this Prime Minister has a reputation of being a skirt chaser. His problem was first identified by his late Father, Tun Abdul Razak. Rosmah Mansor (who he married), Ziana Zain, Altan and now Flora… He beats Bill Clinton to a pulp. This may help him in the eyes of Malay men who put a premium on virility, but his handling of the Lahad Datu invasion will drag him down. What do you think,Mr. Bean, Tok Cik, and Semper Fi?

  2. I went to the Medeka Center website and read the survey. It is interesting that 51% of the people said that the number #1 issue facing Malaysia is corruption. Having watched Malaysia for 20 years, I believe that Najib’s government is the most corruption-plagued of all.
    _______________
    Corruption is the No.1 issue for Malaysia. There is no political will to deal with it. MACC is now a joke.Expect nothing from Najib since he is very much a part of the system. Thanks, Ambassador Malott. –Din Merican

  3. Is it any wonder that Ah Jib Hor is dragging his feet over GE-13. Massive cheating can be expected with the connivance of the Election Commission during balloting.

  4. “Najib has a new paramour in Dato Flora Ong, says Deepak. Obviously this Prime Minister has a reputation of being a skirt chaser. His problem was first identified by his late Father, Tun Abdul Razak. Rosmah Mansor (who he married), Ziana Zain, Altan and now Flora… He beats Bill Clinton to a pulp.” — warrior kampong

    Correction. He beats Bill Clinton ‘to a head’. Najib and I shared the same masseuse (same #3) at the former Merlin Hotel in the ’70s. He wants her to give head. She says she doesn’t do that. Najib suffers from sexual addiction and needs counselling and therapy.

  5. Don’t understand these ratings…The man is about to lose his job. If the Malays and Indians are feudal, they should be deserting in droves…

  6. Nafsu kuat tapi malangnya tak terdaya. It is a two sided drama. Bijan wants but so do the women that surround him. They are after the power and money that Bijan has as Minister and now PM. Many are willing to throw themselves at his feet for the chance to have a one night stand with him.
    Che Mah Chot thus is jealously guarding her turf (not that grassy land lah Bean) She’s like a bulldog, once she gets her jaw on the bone, she won’t let go, till she see another dog in the river with a bigger bone. Right now there’s no one else in Malaysia with a bigger bone.

    Bijan on the other hand is always playing the field. Performing or not is a matter of ego stroking. I’m sure the women that has been with him strokes his ego to the fullest. Wonder what Cow Minister and that Raja Popiah said to Bijan.

  7. Wait for P Balasubramaniam’s elaboration on the 1st SD at the KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall on February 27. Bala’s talk is likely to add to further negative public perception of Najib’s role in the Altantuya murder. Najib will lead his army into GE 13 as a wounded general weighed down by a lot of baggage.

  8. “….but his handling of the Lahad Datu invasion will drag him down” – kampongwarrior.

    It’d have dragged him down a long time ago had our media been free to report as they see fit. Very little coverage is made on the Lahat Datu incident thus the ordinary folks are being conveniently kept in the dark.

    As for his little indiscretion that’s not something new. I stand by what Bean said about his escapade in Merlin ‘cos I was told the same by the masseuse. I believe it was Federal Hotel, Jalan Bukitt Bintang circa 1974

  9. A 1,000 sample is too small and not a good indicator. Who makes up the 1,000? Are they equally divided between the sexes? Are they from the same income group? If not what is the dispersion? Are they from the same race or do they reflect the racial composition in Malaysia.

  10. Quality of survey findings depend mainly on

    1. Sample size (a sample size of 1,000 to 1,500 is adequate, according to statistical theory)
    2. Is it a random sample?
    3. Does the sample composition reflect the composition of the population from which it is drawn? If it is a random sample, then this condition is more likely to be satisfied. There are ways to increase the chances of obtaining a representative sample e.g. the technique called “stratified random sampling”
    4. Did the respondents answer the questions honestly?
    This is the BIG question in Malaysian polls.

    I ‘d think that the findings of Merdeka Centre polls are quite robust.
    (This just shows that many Malaysians are fooled by the
    under-performing, vote-buying, incumbent’s propaganda machine)

  11. The star edition with their spin. Now, this PAS guy saying that Anwar may not be PM especially it may depend on the number of seats each component parties will win, forgetting the fact PAS won the least in Perak state assembly election. If what Tuan Man says it’s true……Better make sure he lose his seat

    But wait a minute, this joker didn’t even win any seat, what cock he’s talking

  12. “As for his little indiscretion that’s not something new. I stand by what Bean said about his escapade in Merlin ‘cos I was told the same by the masseuse. I believe it was Federal Hotel, Jalan Bukitt Bintang circa 1974″ — Gen (Rtd) Tok Cik

    Federal Hotel? Coffee House? LtGen Amin’s favorite haunt those days into the wee hours of the morning. That guy has his ways with women. i don’t mean Najib. Ah Sam got her red IC from the Perak Sultan.

  13. Mak Cik is living in her own world.Its entirely different between Obama and Najib,though people like Mak Cik would think otherwise.Obama and family do not carry dirty baggages.Obama fought on the clean and crystal clear issues,nothing murky but that cannot be said about Najib,Najib’s family and gang.

    Obama do not have the shadows of Altantuya,Bala SD (interesting that Najib loves backsides too),Rosmah rings,Scorpanes bribery,1MDB,Flora Ong,250 million Lembu,Raja Ropeah land gift and Ropeah’s gift to Rosmah,Rosmah shopping spree,high level graft,feeding crony with fat contract(in the process siphon back big chunks for the power that be),abuse of power etc etc etc.The list can make you faint!
    !Najib walks like a zombie not knowing how to answer …..Medical Doctors won’t be able to cure his sickness except his battalion of Bomohs working hard to prop him!

  14. If only Najib can speak like this in front of folks……I guarantee Najib will win 2/3 majority

    Machik, setuju

  15. 1,000 participant is the norm (also in the FRG) with that it is possible to make accurate predictions in a democratic country.
    BUT in Malaysia, in order to be representative you have to have 1,000 malays, 1000chinese, 1,000indians and 1,000 others! each group should comprise of 1/3 muslims, 1/3 christians and 1/3 buddhist, hindus and others. for that you’ll need a very fast computer probably one from NASA.

    because we are a divided nation and divided people.

  16. i dun give a damn what the survey thinks about najib or umno-bn.. all i want is the country to be governed by good people, is that too much to ask..?

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