Johor could be the swing state in GE14


In a complex analysis of a survey carried out on the political noises in Singapore’s neighbour state of Johor on Social Media, it is possible to deduct the state could earn the ‘swing state’ status in the 14th General Elections in Malaysia.

The report concluded with indications that former PM Mahathir Mohamad has built strong influence, mainly among the males in the state, though PM Najib Razak still enjoys the larger share of interest among Johor voters.

It said that in a straight fight against the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), the now united Pakatan Harapan (Coalition of Hope) or PH can form the state government with a 10-point swing of support leading to a win of 36 seats.

“Our estimates on the number of seats won are ‘best-case’ scenarios based on a simple formula instead of election simulations. Simulations would be more accurate and reliable,” said the analysis.