According to an independent survey conducted by States Times Review, most Singaporeans believe Halimah Yacob would lose the Presidential Election if she were to run against the two other contestants. The independent poll conducted over two weeks surveyed 531 Singaporean respondents how would they have voted if there had been a contest.
Only 4.1% would vote for Halimah Yacob, while Salleh Marican would win the contest with a majority of 40.9%. The Presidential Election would also have saw the largest number of spoilt votes in history at 36%.
Halimah Yacob’s poor poll is however not a surprise as many Singaporeans pointed out that the controversial figure is not a Malay. The fake Malay has “Indian” ethnicity written on her NRIC identity card and she is a loyalist to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, whom she thanked profusely for his endorsement over her 16-year political career. Halimah Yacob is also poor at the English language, often speaking ungrammatically and incoherently in live interviews. Many Singaporeans are worried that she would be an international embarrassment when meeting English-speaking leaders around the world.
Halimah Yacob was appointed President through Lee Hsien Loong’s order to disqualify the two other contestants, Salleh Marican and Farid Khan.