The Malaysian Insider which used to be more balanced in its reporting has recently turned the table and post many anti-establishment materials.It's probably trying to compete with Malaysiakini for readership.Although, the write-up on the opinion polls on Najib is not anti-establishment the headline speaks volume of the message it's trying to send across.
It recently published a survey of Najib's popularity poll and came out with some very surprising results.
Overall only 16% of respondent are dissatisfied with Najib as PM while 45% gave him a thump-up.Even more surprising and unexpected is the results according to racial breakdown where 64% of Indians are happy with him and only 15% are not.The figure with the Chinese was a bit dismal, only 24% are happy and 23% are not and 53% did not respond which means the Chinese are mostly fence-sitters.
The Malays formed the majority of the survey and 53% are happy and 13% are not.An encouraging sign and could be improved on as time goes by.
I would have expected the Indians would rank the highest in the 'not satisfied' category.They have been the most vocal against the government since the rabble-rousing and demagogic incitement by Hindraf.The 45% 'aye' was a big shock to me.
The result for the Chinese is not a surprise at all as the Chinese have always kept their options a secret.They reserve their support according to where the wind blows.We are still a long way from the general elections, therefore, there are a lot of fence-sitters.
With an overloaded baggage and constant scathing attacks against him by the oppositions to demoralise the people against him the result of the survey did not reflect the effectiveness of the opposition's dirty campaign.
He has been less than 100 days in office, give it a year, if he can resolves the economic crisis Najib and the BN will cruise back to its former glory at the next general elections.
Read what this anti-Najib blogger says here.