Inflation Dents Malaysia PM Popularity in Poll Ahead of Election

Ismail Sabri Yaakob Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg | 04-Nov-2022 – Malaysia Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s approval rating dropped after he called for snap elections, suggesting increasingly unhappy voters want the government to focus on rising cost of living instead.

His rating fell to 42% in October from 46% in September in a survey by the Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, with almost three-quarters of the 1,209 respondents citing inflation as their main economic concern.