S'poreans aged 21 to 29, those above 65 key in GE swing towards PAP: Survey

S'poreans aged 21 to 29, those above 65 key in GE swing towards PAP: Survey

SMU Associate Professor of Law Eugene Tan and SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute director Professor David Chan spoke on the 2015 General Election at a post-election conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies. Associate Prof Tan said that in seeking to outflank the People’s Action Party (PAP), “the opposition ended up aggressively outflanking themselves” as they drove “conservative and middle-ground voters back into the arms of the tried-and-tested PAP”. He added that “astute voters may also have perceived their populist proposals as undermining Singapore”. Prof Chan noted that the respective parties’ performances have little bearing on future poll results as elections are volatile and it does not mean that support for the Workers’ Party will continue going down.