EXIT POLLS A BARISAN VICTORY
Exit polls conducted by a leading regional periodical indicate a decisive win for the Barisan Nasional incumbent government.
Polls conducted by the Merdeka Centre as late as 1.30 pm today appear to reinforce the Review polls. However their figures are slightly different to the Review polls but nonetheless they point to a government victory.
The exit poll shows a swing of just over 7 percent to the government overall and a swing away from the opposition coalition of around 3 percent sufficient to allow the incumbent Barisan to return to form a government at the end of the day.
The Barisan Gerakan Hindraf parties are likely to be returned to government if exit polls conducted by the Review in Malaysia is anything to go by.
On a two-party preferred count with a swing of around 4%, according to the latest exit Poll. Najib Razak has an eight point lead Anwar Ibrahim as preferred Prime Minister.
Anwar Ibrahim is on 22% (down 2) and Najib Razak is on 48% (up 6).
Among the key findings, the Review reveals:
- The biggest single gain on leadership attributes was made by Najib Razak on “his inclusion of special privileges to the Indians” which was up 12 points;
- The biggest single fall was by Anwar Ibrahim on “getting rid of the Indians from his party” and his links to terrorists and Wahhabi clerics which was down 8 points after falling 16 points from 2010-2012;
- Over 70% believe the DAP has a Chinese only agenda for Malaysia to the exclusion of other races in much the same way Singapore betrayed then ill treated the non Chinese who supported them form a government there.
- The Government’s One Malaysia is better known and more popular than the Opposition’s plans;
- A majority of Malaysian’s oppose Bersih and their dipping into state government funds controlled by the opposition holding two million dollars or more; and;
- Over two thirds of voters (69%) say they disapprove of the PAS inclusion in the opposition coalition.
A FOOTNOTE TO THE POST ELECTION CAMPAIGN
Jim Middleton an activist reporter from Australia’s ABC and a keen supporter of Anwar Ibrahim is believed to be in Kuala Lumpur filing reports about the election from a strictly Anwar perspective. He is known to have set a special scripted interview session with Anwar and Ambiga Sreenivasan
By implications of what Middleton has been saying the elections will be rigged. His statement this morning and on previous occasions on national TV in Australia implied that the Malaysian electoral system is suspect, an opposition claim never proved.
Middleton has carried a pro Pakatan, pro PKR line throughout the Malaysian election campaign and is known to be a good friend of Anwar Ibrahim.