Tuesday, May 23, 2017
In which town is Trump more popular than Najib?
Salleh Said Keruak
"TIME names Najib among world leaders 'less popular' than Trump, said Malaysiakini today. Time then names another four world leaders who together with Najib are less popular than Trump.
How did Time conduct this opinion poll? How many respondents were polled and where do these respondents live? Is Time saying that Najib and the other four world leaders are less popular than Trump in Terengganu and Kelantan or in New York City?
Hillary Clinton is supposed to be more popular than Donald Trump, and even President Obama supported her, but still Trump won the Presidency. And Time voted Anwar Ibrahim the man-of-the-year and more popular than Mahathir but yet Mahathir won the 1999 general election.
This so-called Time opinion poll is not relevant to Malaysian politics and will not really sway public opinion as those who support the opposition, or otherwise, are not going to shift just because Time says Trump is more popular than Najib outside the town of Pekan.