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Treat surveys with caution
01-Apr-2014, The Sun Daily Online
MERDEKA Center's recent survey is insightful and shouldn't be dismissed by those who disagree with its conclusions. Nevertheless, as American politicians have discovered, all opinion polls should be treated with circumspection – as just an indicator of voters' current views. More...

Growing dissatisfaction with PM, survey shows
01-Apr-2014, Malaysiakini.com
A growing number of Malaysians are dissatisfied with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's leadership, according to a survey by independent pollster Merdeka Centre. More...

Survey shows 50% of Malaysians unhappy with Putrajaya’s handling of MH370 crisis
01-Apr-2014, The Malaysian Insider
As Malaysia continues to face mounting criticism over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 – for instance, its lack of transparency and conflicting statements – a survey has shown that 50% of Malaysians are unhappy with Putrajaya's handling of the crisis. More...

Malaysians are even more dissatisfied with Najib now, says Merdeka Center
01-Apr-2014, The Malaysian Insider
Malaysians' dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak increased from 40% in December 2013 to 44% in March as Putrajaya faced heavy criticism over price hikes among other issues, according to a survey (see graphic below) by respected pollster Merdeka Center. More...

Poll: Majority unhappy at gov't handling of MH370
01-Apr-2014, Malaysiakini.com
Majority of Malaysians are unhappy at the manner in which the government is handling the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 crisis, according to a survey by pollster Merdeka Center. More...

NEWS RELEASE 1 APRIL 2014: PM’s approval rating remains unchanged. More...

Deficit-cutting measures take toll on Najib’s popularity, survey shows
18-Dec-2013, The Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — A series of painful measures to trim Malaysia’s chronic budget deficit has hit Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s popularity hard, according to a survey by independent pollster Merdeka Center that showed his approval sliding to a new low of 52 per cent in December. More...

Reforms Dent Malaysian Prime Minister’s Popularity
18-Dec-2013, The Wall Street Journal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The Malaysian government’s recent drive to narrow a persistent budget deficit has put a dent in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s popularity, with the majority of those surveyed in a recent poll saying the country is headed in the wrong direction. More... 

Najib’s approval rating takes a plunge, Merdeka Center survey reveals
18-Dec-2013, The Malaysian Insider
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's approval rating has taken the lowest dip since assuming office in 2009, declining to 52% in December, from 62% in August, a Merdeka Center survey has found. More... 

NEWS RELEASE 18 DEC 2013: PM’s approval rating slides on increasing economic worries. More...

As promised, NST prints apology for its false report
15-Nov-2013, Malaysiakini.com
The New Straits Times today featured an apology to four NGOs for its publication of a false report last year, in which it accused the four, including electoral reform group Bersih, of trying to destabilise the government. More... 

NST apologises to Bersih 2.0, Suaram, CIJ and Merdeka Center for groundless allegations
14-Nov-2013, New Straits Times Online
ON 21.9.2012, we published in our daily newspaper, and online newsportal, NST Online (http:///www.nst.com.my/) an article entitled ‘Plot to destabilise govt” with the subtitle “Exposed: RM20 million paid to several Malaysian organizations since 2005” [“Article”]. More... 

NST to apologise for 'plot to destablise gov't' report
13-Nov-2013, Malaysiakini.com
It was a victory for responsible journalism in Malaysia today when mainstream daily New Straits Times (NST) had to bend to demands from four NGOs to apologise for publishing a fabricated story. More... 

NSTP, reporter apologise over defamatory article
13-Nov-2013, The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) and its reporter apologised Wednesday in a High Court here to Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and 14 Bersih 2.0 steering committee members over a defamatory article published last year. More... 

NSTP tenders apology to end libel suit
13-Nov-2013, themalaymailonline.com
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 — Bersih will discontinue its defamation suit against the publisher of the New Straits Times after it agreed to apologise for allegedly linking the polls watchdog and three others to a purported plot to destabilise the government. More... 

Bersih and three others withdraw defamation suit after NST apology
13-Nov-2013, The Malaysian Insider
The New Straits Times today apologised to electoral reforms coalition Bersih 2.0, human rights watchdog Suaram, the Centre for Independent Journalism and the Merdeka Centre over the publication of a report about them in September last year. More... 

Four Suits Over Bersih Resolved After NSTP Makes Apology
13-Nov-2013, Bernama.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) -- Four suits over an article on Bersih 2.0 published by the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) were resolved Wednesday after the publishing company tendered an apology in the High Court. More... 

Class, gender divide seen in GE13 voting trends, says Merdeka Center
16-May-2013, Yahoo! News Malaysia
PETALING JAYA, May 16 — Women and poorer Malaysians voted for Barisan Nasional (BN) while men and the middle- and upper-class voters leaned towards Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties in Election 2013. More... 

GE13 not a ‘Chinese tsunami’, says Merdeka Center
10-May-2013, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Election 2013 was not simply a “Chinese tsunami” as it showed a major swing among the multiracial urban and middle-class electorate against Barisan Nasional (BN), independent pollster Merdeka Center said yesterday. More... 

Malaysia Election Is Tight Race Two Days Before Vote, Poll Shows
03-May-2013, Bloomberg.com
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition is “almost evenly tied” with the opposition alliance ahead of a May 5 election, according to an opinion survey released today. More... 

NEWS RELEASE 3 MAY 2013: BN and Pakatan neck to neck in race to finish line. More...

BN’s Tengku Adnan refutes claims Malay support for government waning
28-Feb-2013, Malaysia Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today refuted claims that Malay support for the government was waning. More... 

Najib’s approval rating continues to drop
27-Feb-2013, Malaysia Chronicle
Public opinion pollster Merdeka Center has reported a drop in prime minister Najib Razak's popularity, falling 2 percent since December last year to 61 percent as at January 2013. More...

Najib remains BN’s best selling point even as ratings see slight drop
26-Feb-2013, Malaysia Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s popularity dipped two percentage points in the latest voter survey just weeks ahead of Election 2013 but the small drop shows the Umno president’s personal popularity shows he remains the strongest brand for Barisan Nasional (BN) as it heads for elections soon. More...

BN DEATH KNELL: Najib's popularity plunges further to 61%, hit by ERODING MALAY SUPPORT
26-Feb-2013, Malaysia Chronicle
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s popularity plunged another 2 percentage points to 61%, confirming the growing views that his political strategy has been heavily flawed, ceding the upper-hand to Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and his Pakatan Rakyat coalition as the country's general election nears. More...

NEWS RELEASE 26 FEB 2013: PM’s approval rating slides further. More...

BN needs to milk Najib’s popularity harder, say analysts
12-Jan-2013, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ― The Barisan Nasional (BN) must do more to cash in on Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s popularity as issues of the day could threaten their hold on Putrajaya, say analysts commenting on the latest Merdeka Center survey. More...

PM's approval rating drops two points
10-Jan-2013, Malaysiakini.com
Just months before the 13th general election (GE13) is to take place, a survey found that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's popularity rating has dropped two points to 63 percent, from 65 percent last November. More...

NEWS RELEASE 11 JAN 2013: PM's approval rating stable. More...

NEWS RELEASE 10 JAN 2013: PM Approval Rating. More...

iNFORMATION RELEASE 4 JAN 2013: Survey on National Issues. More...

NEWS RELEASE 14 DEC 2012: PM's approval rating stable. More...

Sabah's illegal immigrant issue electoral fodder for Pakatan, says Dr M
09-Oct-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition pact will likely go to town with the latest findings published by independent research institute Merdeka Center on the plethora of issues surrounding Sabah, the country’s easternmost and poorest state in the run-up to polls, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. More...

Don't believe opinion polls, Shafie tells Sabahans
07-Oct-2012, freemalaysiatoday.com
KOTA KINABALU: The people of Sabah should not be influenced by a public opinion poll that inferred voter satisfaction of Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman has plummeted, said Umno vice-president Mohd Shafie Apdal. More...

Ignore Musa ratings dip, Shafie Apdal tells Sabah voters
07-Oct-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 7 — The people of Sabah should not be influenced by a public opinion poll that inferred voter satisfaction of Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman has plummeted, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. More...

Survey a ploy to discredit Musa, claims Salleh
07-Oct-2012, Borneo Post Online
KOTA KINABALU: Opinion polls and surveys have advantages to a certain extent, but if not properly carried out, can be flawed and disrespectful to certain parties, Sabah UMNO deputy head Datuk Salleh Said Keruak pointed out. More...

Sabah BN must overcome voters' unhappiness, state leaders say
07-Oct-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — The Sabah government needs to find out why voters surveyed last month are dissatisfied with it, especially the economy, and work to improve their services, say Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders from the coalition’s key votebank. More...

No time like tomorrow
06-Oct-2012, economist.com
THE prime minister, Najib Razak, fancies himself as the Tony Blair of Malaysian politics. Like the former British prime minister, Mr Najib purports to be a progressive reformer, on a mission to “modernise” his country. The British-educated Mr Najib also likes to pay as much attention to the spin on his policies as to their substance. He even hires former Blair advisers to make sure he gets it right. More...

Merdeka Centre survey a ploy to discredit Sabah CM: Salleh
06-Oct-2012, My Sinchew.com
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 6 (Bernama) -- Opinion polls and surveys have advantages to a certain extent, but if not properly carried out, can be flawed and disrespectful to certain parties, said Sabah Umno deputy head Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak. More...

Musa Aman's approval rating slumps below 50pct
05-Oct-2012, Malaysiakini.com
A public opinion poll has found that voter satisfaction of Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman in the state has taken a dive to below 50 percent although the approval rating for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak still remains high. More...

CM's ratings take a dive, Najib's remain high among Sabah voters
05-Oct-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — Voters in Sabah remained happy with Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s performance as prime minister, but Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman’s ratings fell sharply, a recent poll by Merdeka Center showed. More...

NEWS RELEASE 5 OCT 2012: Sabah voters dissatisfied with state economic conditions. More...

Sabah BN says 'serious', doing its best for state
04-Oct-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — The Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) government is “serious” and is doing its “best” to solve the issues faced by the people, including the major issue of illegal immigrants, says the coalition’s state secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan. More...  

Umno: Unfair to say Sabah is lagging
03-Oct-2012, freemalaysiatoday.com
PETALING JAYA: Sabah Umno deputy chief Salleh Said Keruak has denied that there is a lack of development and infrastructure in the state. “It would not be fair to say that there has been a lack of development when a huge chunk of the state budget, supplemented by federal funding, goes into all sorts of development,” he said. More...

Illegal immigrants issue tops voters' concern in Sabah
03-Oct-2012, Borneo Post Online
KOTA KINABALU: Illegal immigrants or PATI (pendatang asing tanpa izin issues were found to be the most important issue in Sabah that needed immediate attention from the government. More...

Illegals, poor infrastructure top concerns as Sabah voter optimism falls
02-Oct-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — The number of voters who feel Sabah is headed in the right direction has fallen since 2009, with the high number of illegal immigrants, poor infrastructure and a lack of development cited as major concerns, a survey released today showed, suggesting a rise in dissatisfaction that could be exploited by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) against Barisan Nasional (BN) for crucial votes in the next general election. More...

NEWS RELEASE 2 OCT 2012: Illegal immigrant issue tops voter concerns in Sabah. More...

NEWS RELEASE 27 JULY 2012: Malaysian voters have mixed views on government KPIs - survey. More...

Malaysians more racial after 2008 polls, says Penang BN chief
03-June-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Malaysians have grown more racial since the 2008 general election, Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) chief Teng Chang Yeow has said, refuting claims that the electorate is now ready to accept non race-based politics. More...

Insight: Malaysia government losing Chinese support, putting reforms at risk
03-June-2012, Chicago Tribune
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Ethnic Chinese voters, upset over policies that favor majority Malays, have become increasingly alienated from Malaysia's ruling coalition, raising the risk of racial polarization and a slowdown in the pace of reforms. More...

Najib, BN on track with firm Malay support
02-June-2012, Free Malaysia Today
KUALA LUMPUR: Malay support, key to a stronger mandate in the upcoming polls, remains firm with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak which could be enough to bolster his chances of winning bigger in the national elections. More...

Survey: Najib lost Indian, Chinese support after Bersih rally
01-June-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak's approval rating experienced a marked decline among Indian and Chinese voters just weeks after a tumultuous Bersih 3.0 rally, a recent survey has shown. More...

Malaysia PM's popularity slips ahead of election: poll
01-June-2012, Reuters
(Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's popularity has slipped in recent months, an opinion poll showed on Friday, as he lost support among ethnic Chinese and middle-class voters ahead of a general elections that he could call within months. More...

NEWS RELEASE 1 JUNE 2012: Malaysian voters have mixed views on government KPIs - survey. More...

Merdeka Center refutes EC's claims, insists voter survey accurate
28-May-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Independent pollster Merdeka Center today defended the accuracy of its recent voter survey against the Election Commission’s (EC) criticisms, and reminded the authority that the same methodology was used to rate the prime minister’s popularity. More...

EC: Merdeka Center poll not reflective of all Malaysians
27-May-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — The Election Commission (EC) today dismissed as trivial the findings of a survey showing that nearly half the electorate distrust the country’s polls process, saying the sample size used was “too small and random” to represent all Malaysians. More...

Half of Voters Do Not Trust KL Poll System
26-May-2012, Jakarta Globe
Kuala Lumpur. Almost half of Malaysian voters polled recently said they did not trust the country’s election system, and believed the electoral roll had dubious voters on it .More...

Malaysians want electoral roll cleaned up: poll
25-May-2012, MSN Philippines News
An overwhelming majority of Malaysians support cleaning up the country's electoral register, one of the key demands of a movement for free and fair elections, an opinion poll said Friday. More...

92% of voters want electoral roll to be cleaned up before GE-13 is held
25-May-2012, Malaysia Chronicle
BANGI – A survey among voters in Peninsula Malaysia found that nearly all – 92% of voters want the electoral roll to be cleaned up before elections are held. More... 

Malaysians want electoral roll cleaned up: poll
25-May-2012, MSN Philippines News
A rally by tens of thousands of people on April 28 piled pressure on Prime Minister Najib Razak to undertake major reform of the electoral system before he calls widely expected polls. More...

88pc of urban Sabahans want RCI on illegal immigrants, survey finds
15-May-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Seven out of every eight urban Sabahans want a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the illegal immigrant problem in the state, which Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders there insist must be held before upcoming elections, according to a recent poll. More...

NEWS RELEASE 25 MAY 2012: Most Malaysians want the electoral roll cleaned before elections. More...

NEWS RELEASE 15 MAY 2012: Overwhelming 88% of Kota Kinabalu and Penampang voters want RCI to investigate the alleged illegal immigrant issues in Sabah. More...

 



 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE 9 MARCH 2011:PM's approval rating remains strong, outpaces government's rating. More...

Najib says would debate with ‘responsible’ leaders
05-Mar-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed today his readiness to participate in a debate but stressed his opponent must be “reasonable” and not prone to raising “conspiracy theories” to win an argument. More...

Voters want Najib-Anwar debate, survey shows
05-Mar-2012, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Most voters in peninsular Malaysia want to see regular debates between Datuk Seri Najib Razak and political rival Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, according to a recent poll. More...

NEWS RELEASE 5 MAR 2012: Majority of Voters Want Najib-Anwar Debate. More...

Tsu Koon says police handling of Bersih rally behind PM rating dip
10-Sep-2011, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — The police’s handling of the July 9 Bersih rally was the cause of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s recent approval rating decline, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon charged today. More...

Dr M pins Najib's ratings slide on Bersih rally handling
09-Sep-2011, Bahasa Malaysia Editor
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's recent approval ratings decline was due to his administration's handling of the July 9 Bersih rally, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has said. More...

Merdeka Center says Najib approval rating still at 'comfortable' level
03-Sep-2011, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Independent pollster Merdeke Center today defended its latest survey on Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s approval rating, saying 59 per cent is a “comfortable” figure considering the country’s present economic condition. More...

Poll on Najib inaccurate
02-Sep-2011, asiaone.com
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional leaders criticised the poll on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak by Merdeka Center for Opinion Research as being an inaccurate representation of his popularity. They said the poll was inaccurate because of the methods used to gather the survey results. More...

BN leaders make light of Najib's rating slide
29-Aug-2011, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers have downplayed a poll released today that showed a drop in the prime minister’s approval rating, and showed little concern that Datuk Seri Najib Razak seemed to be steadily losing popular support. More...

Najib's rating dips to 59pc
29-Aug-2011, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s approval rating is now at 59 per cent, the lowest point since last May, fuelled by rising concerns over the surge in living costs and his government’s handling of the tumultuous July 9 Bersih 2.0 rally, a new poll released today showed. More...

NEWS RELEASE 28 AUG 2011: PM's approval rating declines to 59%. More...

Poll: Race ties deteriorating, politics blamed
15-Jul-2011, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — With race and religious politics intensifying since the 2008 general election, Malaysians believe that inter-racial relations have degenerated over the past five years due to distrust among the different races. More...

Ethnic relations taking a turn for the worse?
15-Aug-2011, theedgemalaysia.com
KUALA LUMPUR: The public’s confidence in the ethnic relations in Malaysia has shown a decline, with fewer Malaysians viewing the current ties as “good”, according to a survey by the Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research. More...

NEWS RELEASE 12 AUG 2011: Public confidence in state of ethnic relations decline. More...

Muslim Youths in Indonesia, Malaysia Remain Reluctant to Support Interfaith Marriages
14-Jul-2011, urbanchristiannews.com
The vast majority of young Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia appear to disapprove of the traditional acceptance of polygamy but remain reluctant to openly support interfaith marriages or premarital sex, a new survey shows. More...

Poll: Young in Malaysia, Indonesia oppose polygamy
12-Jul-2011, Associated Press
The vast majority of young Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia appear to disapprove of the traditional acceptance of polygamy but remain reluctant to openly support interfaith marriages or premarital sex, a new survey shows. More...

Seven out of 10 Muslim youth want Quran to replace Constitution
11-Jul-2011, The Malaysian Insider
BANGI, July 11 — A new survey among Malaysian Muslim youth released today show a large majority back the idea for the Quran to replace the Federal Constitution as the country’s highest law. More...

How the young and old vote differently
27-May-2011, Todayonline.com
SINGAPORE - Younger voters here tend to consider issues and political candidates more when it comes to casting their ballots, a survey has found. Older voters, on the other hand, view the political party and its leadership as more important. More...

NEWS RELEASE 28 MAY 2011: Merdeka Center's Poll of Singaporeans during the GE campaign point to increasingly engaged and diverse electorate. More...

Pundit: Sarawak losses ominous if PKR doesn't buck up
27-Apr-2011, The Malaysian Insider
PETALING JAYA, April 27 — PKR’s dismal performance in the Sarawak election is a disturbing omen of how the party will fare in the next general election unless it institutes painful changes, a political analyst said last night. More...

Pakatan may falter with early Taib exit, analysts say
27-Apr-2011, The Malaysian Insider
PETALING JAYA, April 27 — Political analysts have warned that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) could lose its momentum in Sarawak should Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud resign before the next general election. More...

Umno 'circling' for foray into S'wak
27-Apr-2011, Malaysiakini.com
The presence of Umno bigwigs and machinery during the BN election campaign in Sarawak has raised questions about the peninsula-based Malay party's role in the state.More...

'Split led to dysfunctional S'wak PKR campaign'
27-Apr-2011, Malaysiakini.com
While BN had a head start through government campaigns, Sarawak PKR was dealing with factionalism which may have cost them several seats in the recently-concluded state polls.More...

Malaysians clueless on ETP, poll shows
24-Dec-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 — Over half of voters in peninsular Malaysia have little or no knowledge about the Najib administration’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), a recent survey by the independent Merdeka Center shows. More...

Most Malaysians against 100-storey project, poll shows
24-Dec-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 — The majority of voters in peninsular Malaysia are against the proposed construction of the 100-storey Warisan Merdeka project, a recent survey by the independent Merdeka Center has revealed. More...

NEWS RELEASE 24 DEC 2010: PM's approval rating remains stable - survey.More..

Most Malaysians couldn't care less for domestic help
19-Dec-2010, The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: A large number of Malaysians view their domestic help as servants or maids rather than workers. A recent survey found that a majority of them disagreed with giving workers a day off each week or pay allowances if they were to work more than 14 hours a day. More...

Mamak joints top pick for diarrhoea cases
25-Aug-2010, The Malay Mail
PETALING JAYA: Indian-Muslim restaurants, or Mamak shops, are a common source of food poisoning in Petaling Jaya, according to a survey by Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San and Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research. More...

NEWS RELEASE 24 AUG 2010: 61% of MBPJ residents satisfied with city council. More..

"Sarawak will remain with BN"
14-July-2010, TheNut Graph
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 July 2010: The Barisan Nasional (BN) will continue to rule Sarawak for at least two more state elections, said a Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) political scientist. More...

Skewed leaders main threat
14-July-2010, The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: Corrupt leaders are the main threat to the position of the Malays and bumiputras, a survey here found. More...

BN will win Sarawak, poll shows
14-July-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 – A public opinion poll has predicted Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) will win big in state polls expected soon, suggesting a recent DAP win in the Sibu by-election two months ago did not indicate waning support for Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud's 29 year rule. More...

Poll: Pakatan has little prospect in S'wak
13-July-2010, Malaysiakini
A mere 11.2 percent of Sarawakians are willing to vote for the opposition, according to a survey by independent pollsters Merdeka Centre in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas). More...

Pakatan needs 20pc swing to capture Sarawak
13-July-2010, The Malaysian Insider 
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — A five per cent voter swing in Election 2008 saw Pakatan Rakyat (PR) take charge of five state governments in peninsular Malaysia, but the Barisan Nasional's (BN) rivals in Sarawak will need four times that to unseat the ruling front. More...

BN Still The Choice For Sarawakians, Survey Shows
13-July-2010, Bernama Online
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) -- The Sibu by-election held last May raised some doubts as to Barisan Nasional's grip over Sarawak but recent poll conducted by an independent body has proved otherwise. More...

NEWS RELEASE 14 JULY 2010: Malaysian Voter Values Survey 2010 - Political Typology. More..

Majority of Malaysians feel powerless, survey finds
09-July-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — A disconnect between the government and the public has resulted in a majority of Malaysians feeling powerless in bringing about change in the country, a new poll of voters has found. More...

Poll shows divided Malays
09-July-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — Malays are split over whether affirmative action should continue and if they actually benefit enough from government programmes, a public opinion poll on political values show. More...

NEWS RELEASE 9 JULY 2010: Survey: Malaysians split over the direction of national unity. More..

Local govt elections won't happen, says Nazri
22-June-2010, The Malay Mail
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is still ruling out the return of local government elections. A recent survey conducted by independent opinion research firm Merdeka Center revealed that 71% of its respondents were in favour of the third vote. More...

Most back elections for local councils
17-June-2010, NST Online
KUALA LUMPUR: Over 70 per cent of Malaysians want elections for local government, according to a Merdeka Center survey last month. However, the survey also found that slightly less than half of the respondents or 45 per cent of them fully understood what was meant by local government elections. More...

Majority want local government elections, polls show
16-June-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — Over 70 per cent of voters contacted in a Merdeka Centre survey support local government elections while only 16 per cent rejected the concept.More...

Survey claims Najib 'walks the talk' ... but Opposition dismisses poll results
11-June-2010, The Malay Mail
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak received a boost when the latest survey by the Merdeka Centre found his popularity rose to 72%, up from 69% in April this year, thus reinforcing the feeling that the country is moving in the right direction. More...

Poll shows discontent over Aminulrasyid case
09-June-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — Nearly 60 per cent of respondents in a new poll by Merdeka Center were dissatisfied with the police handling of the April shooting of a 14-year-old-boy in Shah Alam. More...

Najib's approval rating up
09-June-2010, The Straits Times, Singapore
PETALING JAYA - MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's approval rating has increased to 72 per cent, up by 3 per cent since April this year, according to a Merdeka Centre survey. More...

Najib's Approval Rating Rises To 72 Per Cent - Merdeka Centre
09-June-2010, Bernama Online 
KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's approval rating soared to 72 per cent, up from 69 per cent in April, according to a study conducted by an opinion research firm, Merdeka Centre. More...

Najib’s ratings breach 70pc mark
08-June-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s approval ratings rose slightly in the latest Merdeka Center survey released today, rising from 69 per cent in April to 72 per cent in May bolstered by a sense that the nation was headed in the right direction. More...

Najib's approval rating rises
08-June-2010, The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's approval rating is on the rise, according to a Merdeka Centre survey. The survey showed that Najib's latest approval rating went to 72%, from 69% in April this year. More...

Perkasa complements Umno, say MPs
05-Apr-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Umno lawmakers said today Perkasa complements the ruling Malay political party and should not be seen as a threat. More...

Najib's Approval Rating Moves Upwards To 68 Per Cent
02-Apr-2010, Bernama.com
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 (Bernama) -- The proportion of Malaysians satisfied with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's performance as the Prime Minister stands at 68 per cent after 12 months in office as the sixth premier, reports The Malaysian Insider quoting the Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research survey. More...

Najib approval rating climbs to 68pc
02-Apr-2010, The Temasek Review
Datuk Seri Najib Razak is in a stronger position today than he was 12 months ago, when he was appointed Malaysia’s sixth prime minister, a recent survey has shown. More...

Najib approval rating climbs to 68pc
02-Apr-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak is in a stronger position today than he was 12 months ago, when he was appointed Malaysia’s sixth prime minister, a recent survey has shown. More...

Tee Keat favoured choice of Chinese voters, poll shows
26-Mar-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Incumbent MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat’s re-election campaign was given a major boost today, after a Merdeka Center poll found that he was the preferred choice among Chinese Malaysian voters. More...

Tee Keat claims he is now the favourite
26-Mar-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 —With just two days left in the campaign, incumbent MCA presidential candidate Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat is claiming that the balance of support has tipped in his favour, undermining speculation that he is the underdog in the presidential race. More...

NEWS RELEASE 25 Mar 2010: Majority of Chinese voters say that MCA is relevant but have mixed feelings about party election. More...

Zambry’s ‘peace and prosperity’ strategy to win over voters
11-Feb-2010, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir, who was yesterday recognised by the Federal Court as the lawful Perak Mentri Besar, said today he is following a strategy of “peace and prosperity” to win over an electorate that has been sharply split for the past one year by the state’s constitutional crisis. More...

Two things we learned from the Perak fiasco — The Malaysian Insider
09-Feb-2010, The Malaysian Insider 
FEB 9 — Firstly, the courts are not the final arbiter. Such is the decaying state of institutions in Malaysia that these days a Federal Court decision is treated as just another decision. It does not have the gravitas of the US Supreme Court, judgments do not have clarity nor authority of the House of Lords, Supreme Court of India or the highest court of Canada. More...

Majority of Perak voters want fresh elections, poll shows
05-Feb-2010, The Malaysian Insider 
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — Nearly three in four voters, or 74 per cent, feel that fresh state elections remain the best way to resolve the political crisis in Perak, a new poll conducted on the eve of the first anniversary of Barisan Nasional’s controversial takeover of the government shows. More...

NEWS RELEASE 5 Feb 2010: Perak Voter Survey February 2010. More...

 

 
       
 
     

 

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