Port Dickson. Anwar Ibrahim’s Step to Putrajaya – survey
KUALA LUMPUR – A national survey was conducted by KAJIDATA Research to gauge the perception on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Port Dickson Move. Essentially, around 44% of the respondents support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim contesting in the Port Dickson by-election, 36% disagree and the remaining 20% are impartial.
Malaysians nation-wide think that Pakatan Harapan candidate, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, will win the Port Dickson by election. When queried on which party they are expecting to win the Port Dickson by-election, 65.9% of the respondents believe Pakatan Harapan will win, followed by 13.6% for other parties and the remaining 20.5% were unsure. Against this background KAJIDATA Research, which carried out the research believe that voters might not go out thinking that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would be the easy winner. There is a risk of a low turnout during election day due to the high expectation that Datuk Seri Anwar will clench a huge victory in Port Dickson thus it is in the best interest of the parties involved to take necessary measures to avoid such situation.
Malaysian voters were mixed on the Port Dickson by-election but despite the dissatisfactions, a sizeable portion of the respondents (46.8%) believed that there will be a positive impact on the PH government should Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim win the Port Dickson parliamentary seat. 19.2% of the respondents do not share this sentiment and the remaining were unsure (34%).
In total, approximately 44.8% of the respondents support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the next Prime Minister. A total of 28.8% disagreed and 26.4% who are undecided. Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputera respondents recorded the highest support with 48%, followed closely by Indians (47%), Chinese (46%) and Malays (44%).
The opinion poll was carried out by KAJIDATA Research Sdn. Bhd. The poll was conducted from 24 to 29 September 2018 to determine the perception and views of the Rakyat on the Port Dickson Move. A total of 1,003 Malaysian youths aged 20 years and above comprising of 53% Malays, 29.8% Chinese, 6.7% Indians, 9.6% Bumiputra Sabah and Sarawak and 0.8% Others were interviewed by telephone.
Respondents were selected on the basis of random stratified sampling along ethnicity, gender, age and state according to the national demographics. The survey was conducted via Voice Activated Telephone Interview (VATI). The complete cross-tabulation report may be obtained by contacting KAJIDATA Research.