KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 ― PAS was found to be party furthest from young voters’ hearts in a recent poll, compared to ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) and Opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH).
The survey by market research firm Kajidata Research found that only 6.5 per cent of the respondents could relate to the Islamist party, which they also felt was the most unlikely to win the next polls and develop the country.
PAS also received the lowest support from Muslims and Malays, their key target communities. Only 9 per cent Muslims and 10 per cent Malays said they backed PAS.
In all three questions, BN led PH by a considerable margin.
Most of the youths surveyed were also sceptical that PAS could muster support to wrest federal power.
Nearly quarter of the respondents backed BN to remain in power, while 12.4 per cent bet on PH. Only 6.5 per cent rooted for PAS.