I spoke to a couple of people on Tenang to find out what they thought of the way the by-election campaign was going.
Before that, a little poll:
The first, a political scientist now visiting Tenang, told me that it’s not looking great for Pas there. Another political analyst accompanying him, however, chipped in, “But it’s not all that bad either for Pas.”
The BN looks solid especially in the Felda areas where a sizeable bloc of voters reside and have profited in recent times, said the political scientist.
Talk is that a fair bit of money has been splashed around too.
A reliable source within Pas conceded that chances for the party are “slim” and added that that’s the general consensus among many within the party.
Still he felt the BN’s target of 5,000 votes was too optimistic and a more realistic target for the BN would be 2,000-3,000 votes.
Pas, on the other hand, was working hard to reduce the previous majority of 2,000-plus.
What have you heard? Or what are your predictions?