19 July, 2020
- Ruling party lost votes from middle-aged voters in the sandwich class
- PAP did not do well in its digital campaign despite putting out a lot of content
- Party will review its style, conduct of campaign including how it goes about highlighting falsehoods
SINGAPORE — Suggestions that younger voters across the board had abandoned the People’s Action Party (PAP) in the recent General Election (GE) are untrue, PAP’s Lawrence Wong said on Saturday (July 18).
A preliminary review on the party’s performance has shown that the more likely swing came from “sandwiched” middle-class voters who have been affected by the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.
Swing votes also came from those who were swayed by the opposition’s messaging that there was a real threat of an opposition wipeout in the election.