Voter concerns on political stability subside, but worries about the economy remain

Released by Merdeka Centre
BANGI – A poll among Peninsula Malaysia voters found economic issues and crime at top of voters’ minds as found in the opinion poll conducted by the Merdeka Center for Opinion Research released today.
The Peninsular Malaysia Voter Opinion Poll was carried out by Merdeka Center for Opinion Research between 6th to 15th May 2009 as part of a continuing effort to track voters’ perception of current issues and national leadership.
This is the first public survey conducted by Merdeka Center for Opinion Research since Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took office as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia. The survey was also conducted during the Perak state assembly sitting controversy and the outbreak of the Influenza A(H1N1).
A total of 1067 registered voters in Peninsular Malaysia comprising 56% Malays, 34% Chinese and 10% Indian were interviewed by telephone in the poll. Respondents were selected on the basis of random stratified sampling along ethnicity, gender and state.