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Najib's approval rating rises
08-June-2010, The Star Online
By Wong Pek Mei

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's approval rating is on the rise, according to a Merdeka Centre survey.

The survey showed that Najib's latest approval rating went to 72%, from 69% in April this year.

Merdeka Centre head Ibrahim Suffian said part of the electorate felt the country was heading in the right direction.

"The economy is doing reasonably well, the nation's leaders are more dynamic and the general conditions in the country remain peaceful and conducive for further development," said Ibrahim said in a statement Tuesday.

However, Ibrahim said while the public applauded efforts by the Government to address the country's issues, it was cautious on whether the goals could be achieved.

The centre conducted a telephone survey of 1,028 registered voters aged 21 and above, in peninsular Malaysia, from May 6 to 16.

Respondents were asked to give their views on the Prime Minister's performance, National Key Results Areas, the direction of the country and its economy.

The poll found 77% of Malays, 58% of Chinese and 80% of Indians expressing satisfaction over Najib's performance.

The results also showed that 53% of voters chose "fighting corruption" as the most important issue the Government should concentrate on.

The poll revealed that 61% of the respondents were dissatisfied with efforts to fight corruption while 57% were dissatisfied with efforts to combat crime.


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