Anwar’s approval rating falls amid economic concerns | 30-Nov-2023 – A survey has found that a growing proportion of Malaysians are dissatisfied with Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and his administration, mostly due to economic concerns. According to Merdeka Center, only half of the respondents of its poll last month gave Anwar the thumbs up, compared to 43 percent who are dissatisfied […]

Anwar, unity govt’s approval rating down, claims Merdeka Center

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s approval rating has dropped a year into his administration, says research house Merdeka Center. Comparing the results of its late October 2023 survey with numbers in December 2022, Merdeka Center said half of Malaysian voters gave Anwar a positive rating, compared with the previous 68%. Noting that the federal […]

Low approval ratings, dissatisfaction over economy cloud Anwar’s first year in power | 22-Nov-2023: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s approval rating has taken a dip, while dissatisfaction with the coalition government he stitched together after the 15th general election more than doubled, according to the results of a survey released on the eve of his first anniversary in power. The poll, conducted by Merdeka Center late last […]

Analysts: Anwar must focus on economy after Malaysian opposition’s success at polls | 14-Aug-2023 – Significant gains scored by Malaysia’s opposition in weekend state polls show that Malay Muslims have largely turned away from Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s federal alliance although his coalition retained control of three states, analysts said. His government won a reprieve, but to expand its base it now needs to lift up […]

Malaysia state polls: Surveys predict status quo outcome, but more Malay votes could shift to PN | 12-Aug-2023 | GEORGE TOWN – Two major independent pollsters have predicted that the results of Saturday’s state elections in Malaysia will maintain the status quo, but Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s unity government will suffer attrition in Malay-majority seats. Merdeka Center and Ilham Centre have predicted that the Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional (PH-BN) unity coalition will […]

Think tank expects fewer voters to go to the polls tomorrow | 30-Aug-2023 – Merdeka Center says people are also less inclined to return to their hometowns than they were last November for GE15. PETALING JAYA: Merdeka Center has predicted that the voter turnout rate for the elections in six states tomorrow will be lower than that of the 15th general election (GE15) last November. […]

In 5 states, less than half of Malays happy with federal govt – survey

11-Aug-2023 | | STATE POLLS | Malay voters in five of the six states holding elections tomorrow are generally dissatisfied with the federal government’s performance, according to a survey by Merdeka Center. It found that the approval rating for the federal government among Malays is highest in Selangor (55 percent), versus 43 percent who […]

Does Anwar really have a 68% approval rating? | 12-Feb-2023 : By his own actions and decisions, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim actually has done more to cause Malaysians to disapprove of him. A recent survey by the Merdeka Center revealed that Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s rule has the approval of 68% of Malaysians. It raises the question why. We know that Anwar […]

High approval for Malaysia’s PM Anwar, but his government lags behind: Survey | 11-Feb-2023 : KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim scored a 68 per cent approval rating in the first poll conducted since he took office in late November, but his government was endorsed by only around half of the respondents. Pollster Merdeka Center said on Friday that Datuk Seri Anwar was seen […]