April 28, 2013
Najib disputes survey findings of UMCEDEL
by Lu Wei Hoong@http://www.malaysiakini.com
BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak has rubbished a survey conducted by a department within Universiti Malaya which claimed that he is four points behind PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.
“I don’t agree with the poll. We have our own poll. My poll indicates that we are ahead,” he said. He said this at a press conference after attending a luncheon involving 1,000 people in Rawang, Selangor.He was referring to the UM’s Centre for Democracy and Elections’ (Umcedel) recent survey where 43 percent of respondents believed that Anwar was to be qualified to be prime minister, compared to 39 percent saying the same for Najib.
Some academics have questioned the survey results, claiming that the sample size of 1,407 was too small and that Pakatan Rakyat may have manipulated the survey results.
“But I have to remind that the internal problem must be resolved or else it may threaten our performance (in the general election).If we are united and working hard, there is no reason why we can’t get good result,” he said.
Asked on the BN’s performance in the Pakatan Rakyat states, Najib admitted it is an uphill battle. “We know that it is not easy to change the state government but our machinery is in high spirit and we will do our best to achieve our objectives,” he added.
Regarding his appearance with his lieutenant Muhyiddin Yassin in Johor tomorrow, Najib dismissed that it is an indication that BN was in a precarious position there.
“No. We know that Johor is a battlefield as DAP leaders have chosen it (as a frontline state). We are not only concentrating on Johor. We will travel to every state… to achieve an overall victory.”