The next Singapore General Election 2015 is widely expected to be held on 12 September 2015, or before the year is out. Take part in this poll to find out how Singaporeans will vote at this upcoming election.
There are only 10 questions in this poll. The first 3 questions will look at how Singaporeans voted in the last three elections. The 4th question asks how Singaporeans will vote at this upcoming election. The last question looks at the support for the opposition parties among Singaporeans. The last 5 questions are questions on the demographic profile of the respondents to see if they are representative of the general electoral population in Singapore.
*Also, please only take this survey if you are Singaporean, due to the nature of the Singapore general elections.
So let’s get started. For the first three question, please select the political party which you voted for in the last 3 elections in 2001, 2006 and 2011.
For the next question, please select which party you will be voting for at the upcoming election this year.
And finally, which is the Opposition Party that you support?
The following demographic questions are asked to see if the poll results are representative of the general electoral population in Singapore
(The demographic indicators used in this poll are based on Population Trends 2014 report from the Department of Singapore Statistics.)
Do you remember the article I wrote yesterday, asking what kind of government Singaporeans want to have? I asked if you would want a government where the Opposition would have only one-third of the seats, or where the Opposition forms the government with a slim majority of the seats, or if the Opposition wins two-thirds of the seats.
As of this morning, the majority of the respondents want a government where the Opposition forms the government decisively, by winning two-thirds of the seats.
According to The Online Citizen, in order for the Opposition parties to win two-thirds of the seats, they would need as much as 83.3% of the total votes. So far, based on the poll in this article, are there 83.3% of the respondents who have said that they would vote Opposition in the upcoming election?
If so, this means that there is a chance that we can work towards a government where the Opposition wins a two-thirds majority.
If not, this means that for some Singaporeans who are still undecided, we have to vote decisively for the Opposition to let the Opposition win, so that the Opposition can win at least 83.3% of the total votes.
Now, why do we need to vote for the Opposition to win a two-thirds majority of the seats, to form the government decisively? As I explained, if the Opposition only takes up one-third of the seats, the PAP will still be the government and can find ways to implement or change policies without going through parliament, and therefore bypassing the Opposition. If the Opposition wins by a slim majority, the PAP will then be in a position to block any policies that the Opposition wants to implement.
The only way the Opposition will be able to form a new government and to create policies to protect Singaporeans is when they are able to win two-thirds of the seats. This way, they will be able to implement policies without the PAP blocking them. And only when the Opposition wins two-thirds of the seats will they be able to implement policies to take care of and protect Singaporeans.
Also, take note that this poll is done with a online audience. There is still a portion of Singaporeans who do not come online often and who might vote slightly differently. As such, this would mean that we would need to speak to our family and friends who might not be online, to vote decisively for the Opposition, so that together, we can work towards a having a new government, where the Opposition takes up at least two-thirds of the seats, so that finally, Singaporeans will be able to have a new government which will implement policies to take care of and protect Singaporeans.
As I have also said many times, this would mean that for Singaporeans, there would finally be minimum wage to increase the wages of low- and middle-income Singaporeans, healthcare costs will finally go down, and Singaporeans might even only need to pay a cap on hospital bills – SDP has proposed that Singaporeans will not pay more than $2,000 every year. Education will be free from childcare to university, as is the case in the Nordic and some Western countries – countries where Singapore have the same GDP per capita. For Singaporeans who have lost their jobs, they will be able to receive unemployment benefits, and a new government will finally enact legislation to protect the jobs of Singaporeans. HDB flats will become cheaper and so will public transport travel concessions. The interest that the PAP takes from our CPF will finally be returned, Singaporeans’s CPF will finally grow and not only that, a new government will provide an old-age pension alongside the CPF, to supplement our retirement needs, so that elderly Singaporeans will finally be able to retire.
In short, lives will get better for all Singaporeans and Singapore will become a better and happier place to be.
Do you want this for your children and our future generations? Then, the answer is simple.