Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our "Teflon Prime Minister"?

When Ronald Reagan was President of the United States of America, he earned the moniker, "Teflon President" because of his enduring popularity in spite of many gaffes and mis-steps.

Has Najib become our "Teflon Prime Minister"?

FYI, Wiki says, Teflon is a nickname given to persons, particularly in politics, to whom criticism does not seem to stick. The term comes from Teflon, the brand name of a "non-stick" chemical used on cookware.

Merdeka Center survey: PM’s approval rating remains strong

72% of Malaysians said that they were satisfied with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's performance in this survey which is higher compared to 69% recorded in April 2010. Broken down into ethnic groups, the survey found 77% of the Malays, 58% of the Chinese and 80% of the Indians expressed satisfaction. Overall, the survey found that the number of people dissatisfied with his performance remaining about the same at 21% as compared to 22% in June 2009.

From the survey, we note that the high approval ratings may in part be reflected by reasons why a part of the electorate felt that the country was headed in the right direction, i.e. views that the Malaysian economy was still doing reasonably well, the nation‟s leaders were more dynamic and that general conditions in the country remained peaceful and conducive for development.

But confidence levels in the government‟s initiatives are limited, for example, only 50% were confident that initiatives such as the Government Transformation Program, 1Malaysia and New Economic Model will be able to achieve their goals. Exemplifying the sentiments of an increasingly cynical public, a majority, 58% agreed with the view that “the federal government was good in planning but weak in implementation”.

The Peninsular Malaysia wide telephone survey of 1028 randomly selected Malaysian registered voters aged 21 and above was carried out between 6th and 16th March 2010. Respondents were selected using the random, stratified sampling method and structured along the national electorate profile and specifically proportional to gender, ethnicity, age groups and state of residence.


donplaypuks® said...

All I can say is that I see more APCO manipulated spin and handiwork here!!

The voting pattern at all the by-elections since Najib came into power, including the one at Sibu which took place just after the Merdeka Survey, totally refutes any support for Najib or UMNO/BN at anywhere remotely near the 72% level.

And the survet did not include Sabah and especially Sarawak where the tide seems to turning against UMNO/BN!!

Teflon coated PM? Your eyeballs would roll off their sockets merely from glancing at that frictionless pink-lipped lying face!!

we are all of 1 race, the Human Race

donplaypuks® said...

"In the same report, they also stated that of the 1,028 sampled, 47% responded as unemployed or "not in the workforce"!

This alone should raise questions on the credibility of the poll and its sampling..." M2Day.

Nuff said!

we are all of 1 race, the Human Race