SEVEN out of 10 Malaysians believe that the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal has tarnished Prime Minister Najib Razak’s reputation, according to the latest survey conducted by Institute Darul Ehsan.
According to the Malaysia: mood of the nation survey, conducted from August 11-15, only 14% of Malaysians disagreed that the 1MDB scandal has damaged Najib’s image while 17% were unsure.
The survey also showed that 64% of Malaysians want Najib to debate with the opposition’s choice of prime minister as practised in other countries.
Only 15% disagreed with the suggestion while 21% were unsure.
Ruling coalition Barisan Nasional was also on the lower end of voter satisfaction as only 29% were satisfied with its performance.
Post-13th general election, 41% of the respondents felt that BN was mediocre while 31% found the BN-led federal government to be poor.
On the other hand, 49% of the voters in Selangor were satisfied with the PKR-led government. Only 6% were unhappy while 45% found the government in Selangor mediocre.
DAP-led Penang garnered a 40% approval rating with 12% unhappy with the government while 49% marked it mediocre.
In Kelantan, the PAS-led administration garnered 39% approval rating with only 8% unhappy with it.
In GE13, BN obtained 4.315 million votes or 46.2% of the popular vote while the opposition picked up 5.035 million votes or 53.5% of the popular vote.
The latest IDE survey was conducted face-to-face with 4,486 registered voters. The random sampling was taken from 12.08 million registered voters in the peninsula.
According to IDE the margin of error is around 2%.