Based on the results of Joo Chiat SMC (where I live) and the neighbouring East Coast GRC, the PAP should be very frightened.
The new JC SMC has no Joo Chiat in it. It is almost a landed property, condo area. You would have tot it was a natural PAP area, what with private property prices very firm, recession or no recession. Without me doing anything, my property has appreciated over 50% in the past decade, increasing my options, should I run out cash. And there has been an estate upgrading in many areas.
Thanks be to PAP you would have tot. Bring on the burnt offering.
No, the WP hardly campaigned but still got 49% of the vote.
Further East, in the more diversified East Coast GRC, the WP improved its score to 45% (a 10 percentage point increase from 2006). Unlike Joo Chiat, this area is dominated by public housing, and there is a significant proportion of less well-off S’poreans living here.
So the PAP should be afraid, very afraid, The rich are refusing to support the PAP, a party that has among many poorer S’poreans the reputation of “Robbing the poor to give to the rich”. Meanwhile the HDB dwellers (once core PAP supporters) are increasingly voting for the WP.