Muhyiddin is the preferred PM among 65% Malaysians, says survey

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KUALA LUMPUR: Emir Research, in an independent poll, found that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is the prime minister of choice among Malaysians with an overwhelming 65 per cent majority support, followed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“Muhyiddin had greater support among the urban respondents (68 per cent). He was the preferred vote across the states except in Penang, where Dr Mahathir received the greatest support.

“Gender-wise, the female group of respondents (73 per cent) has also shown stronger support for Muhyiddin.

“He gained more support among the younger groups. He also enjoyed greater support among the Malays and Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak,” Emir Research said in its media release.

More interestingly, 50% Chinese and Indians gave support to Muhyiddin, the think-thank said.

“Second highest support within these two ethnic groups was given to Anwar while the higher educated are reliably associated with positive support for Muhyiddin,” it said.

However the Malay and Bumiputera respondents give more support to Muhyiddin and registered significantly higher level of satisfaction with the government, the report said.

This research was conducted in July and the survey was in August.


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