PD POLLS | Some voters in Port Dickson have complained they have not been receiving aid like how they did during the time of the previous administration, said Institut Darul Ehsan deputy chairperson Redzuan Othman (above).
"I think Harapan realises this. We have received complains from voters, particularly from the Malay and Indian community, that prior to this they had received the BR1M cash handouts and other welfare but this was no longer the case," he told a briefing in Port Dickson today.
According to the survey of 1,084 local voters, their top three concerns on were the implementation of taxes (60 percent), the cost of living that won't go down (42 percent) and corruption and abuse of power (23 percent).
"They also complained that even though there is no more Goods and Services Tax (GST), the price of goods is still high," he said.
Despite these concerns, the new Pakatan Harapan government appears do enjoy a lot of goodwill with around 74 percent of voters stating that they will back the ruling coalition.
On local issues, Redzuan said the top concerns of Port Dickson voters were potholes (26 percent), waste management (25 percent) and clogged drains (20 percent).
On social issues, he said local voters were most worried about theft cases (33 percent) followed by drug abuse (23 percent) and the Mat Rempit menace (23 percent).
The survey was conducted during the current Port Dickson by-election period. Polling day will take place on Saturday.
PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim, seen as the front-runner, will be facing off against PAS' Mohd Nazari Mokhtar and former Negeri Sembilan menteri besar Mohd Isa Abdul Samad who is contesting as an independent candidate.
The four other independent candidates are Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, Stevie Chan Keng Leong, Kan Chee Yuen and Lau Seck Yan.