Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Invoke Poll Brings Hope, Gives Optimism

An Invoke survey carried out to ascertain voter sentiments nationwide and involving 5,000 registered voters chosen randomly by a computer system showed Malay support slipping for UMNO and PAS. More so for PAS. In fact, there is a good chance PAS can even be wiped out.

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli said on December 19, 2017, only 41% of Malay voters nationwide would vote for UMNO if elections were called and three-cornered fights occurred. 

Rafizi said the poll found that voter support for PAS too dropped drastically in 12 months, with only 14% of Malay voters saying they would vote for the Islamist party in a three-cornered fight. This is an 11% drop compared to 25% of Malay voters who said they would vote for PAS in a similar survey carried out in January. 

The level of Malay voter support for PAS can be expected to plunge further in the months to come. From the 14% Malay voters who said they would support PAS, only 21% said they would not go out to vote if PAS did not contest. 

Rafizi also noted that the level of Chinese support for PH had returned to 2013 levels, surpassing 80% this month. Similarly, the level of Indian voter support returned to 2013 levels, with 60% towards BN and 40% towards PH. 

In the event of three-cornered fights, Invoke projects that BN will win 107 parliamentary seats, PH will win 115 and PAS will be looking at zero seats. 

In Peninsular Malaysia alone, PH is projected to win 102 out of 165 parliamentary seats, while BN is projected to take 63 seats. In Sabah and Sarawak, PH is expected to take eight and five parliamentary seats respectively, while BN will be left with 14 and 26 seats, respectively. 

Now I have hope and I can be optimistic. Change will come. Change must come. 

Jurgen Klopp described his team as "a joy to watch" when the Reds hammered Swansea City 5-0 on Tuesday. 

Thankfully, Liverpool did not disappoint. 

Two goals from Roberto Firmino (52, 66) and one each from Philippe Coutinho (6), Trent Alexander-Arnold (65) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (82) helped Liverpool to this emphatic win at Anfield. 

The victory ensured Liverpool remain in the thick of the battle for the Champions League places in fourth spot – five points behind second-placed Manchester United.

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