In the past one-week period, Perikatan Nasional occupies the highest share of voice amongs the four coalitions at 31.91%.
Zooming into the share of voice, it can be seen that it is a direct battle between Perikatan and Pakatan Harapan (PH) as the commotion on the snap election has intensified in both government and the opposition side.
Recently, Barisan Nasional (BN) had won the Chini by-election with a landslide majority of more than 12,650 votes.
BN’s candidate Mohd Sharim Md Zain managed to secure 13,872 votes while Independent candidates Tengku Zainul Hisham Tengku Hussin and Mohd Shukri Mohd Ramli received 1,222 and 137 votes respectively.
Both Independent candidates lost their deposits for securing less than one eighth of the total votes.
Subsequently, various media attributed BN’s victory in Chini to the strong cooperation with PAS under the Muafakat Nasional spirit.
Zahid Hamidi said that the landslide victory shows that BN is still relevant in the current politics.
Meanwhile, Najib Razak who is also the Pekan MP said that BN’s win in Chini shows that the cooperation with PAS has now been accepted by the grassroots with voters returning to cast their votes for the Barisan’s candidate.
Looking at the current sentiment of the political situation in Malaysia, it seems like PN has the upper hand to win the next election.
Muafakat Nasional and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s people-centric approach viewed through PRIHATIN and PENJANA are some of the key factors that are likely to contribute to Perikatan’s win.
Taking these factors into account, will Muhyiddin Yassin be confident enough to call for an earlier election to prove once and for all that he holds the majority support as he previously claimed?