Pakatan Harapan should gain enough support to beat BN in three-cornered fights by this coming May, said PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli.
He said BN currently has a slim advantage over the opposition in a three-corner situation.
However Rafizi said based on his observation, support for the ruling coalition is slowly declining, and shifting towards Harapan.
“By May, BN’s advantage will shift to Harapan.
“In a straight fight, even now Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will be sent packing,” Rafizi said in a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.
He stressed this support shift could only come if the opposition focused on attacking BN and presenting solutions for existing problems, instead of “splitting hairs” over issues such as who the next prime minister is.
Rafizi was rebutting predictions by the Financial Times Confidential Research that Najib will win in the elections, which it expects to be held in the third quarter of this year.
He expressed skepticism about the survey as the sample size was just 1,000.
Rafizi said based on his NGO Invoke’s observation, the reality on the ground among the grassroots is quite different.
“The realisation that there is a need for a change of government is increasing,” he said.
Rafizi then jested that Financial Times may want to conduct their survey again after May.
Source : Zikri Kamarulzaman @ Malaysiakini