Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s “feel-good” policies and initiatives have failed to improve the sentiment of the voters about the country’s economy, according to a survey by Invoke Centre for Policy Initiatives (Invoke-CPI).
Rafizi Ramli, who founded the research firm, said the survey found that most respondents were pessimistic about the economy.
“What we have discovered so far, announcements after announcements don’t seem to shift the mood on the ground.
“It did not improve the sentiment. It has failed to create that feel-good factor among the voters,” he told a press conference today.
The survey results showed that 78 percent of Indian respondents thought that their family’s financial situation was worse now when compared to four years ago.
This is a much higher figure than the Malay and Chinese respondents, of which 61 and 66 percent respectively gave the same response.
This showed that the Malaysian Indian Blueprint, which was launched by Najib in April this year, has had little effect on Indian voters, Rafizi said.
Invoke-CPI’s survey on voters’ sentiment of the economy involved 3,783 respondents and was performed between June 10 to July 14 this year.