Majority of Perak Voters Prefer Elections - Merdeka Centre Survey
A survey of registered voters in Perak on Feb 8 showed that:
• 74 per cent of the respondents feel that the state assembly should have been dissolved after the defection of the three Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers
• 76 per cent of the respondents felt that the "people, through elections, should decide on who forms the government"
• 62 per cent of the respondents felt that the "role of the palace in this decision" means it does not recognise the will of the people
• 66 per cent of the respondents do not accept state governments formed through the defection of state assemblymen
• 59 per cent of the respondents feel that the political crisis in Perak would decrease support for Barisan Nasional.
Taken together, the poll by the Merdeka Centre suggests that Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and the BN may occupy the seat of government but a significant number of Perakians may not accept their legitimacy to hold power.
Some 507 registered voters were interviewed by telephone and the sampling was done randomly. The margin of error was about 4.5 per cent.
1. The survey results could have been higher if they conducted it for a longer period and from more respondents and not those meager 507 respondents. The percentage is only 1.45% from total voters of Bukit Selambau. If we take population of Perakian voters, the percentage will be much much much smaller. What a stupid survey.
2. Maybe they could go to those BN stronghold and done the survey and the results could be vice versa to show majority of Perakian support BN and the Sultan decision.
5. 507 people polled through phones? Have to be fixed lines with 05 prefix only and since these have to be 'randomly selected' from the phone directory, it's a no brainer who the 'unknown' registered owner of the number is.
6. Benjamin Disraeli once said "There are liars, damn liars and statisticians."
I rest my case!