I started a poll on the Wanita Umno chief race about 24 hours ago.
As you may observe on the top right corner of this page, Datuk Maznah Mazlan had surged ahead of her rivals, incumbent DS Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and Raihan Sulaiman.
As I'm writing this, Maznah received 85 per cent of the 215 votes casted so far, ahead of Raihan's 12 per cent and Shahrizat's 2 per cent.
But this is still early days as the poll will run for another 10 days.
Maybe Shahrizat's supporters will come to this blog in huge number in the coming days and set things right for her. I hope they do.
I still think that she is going to win despite Maznah's very good start in my poll and support from people like myself.
Anyway, Maznah also appeared to be getting some subtle support from the sole genuinely pro-establishment English newspaper in this country, the NST.
You may read this article by the newspaper's main Sunday political columnist Shamsul Akmar (pic) here,
Excerpts of the article which I particularly like,
That should explain why challengers who are going against incumbents preferred by the party leadership such as Maznah and vice-president candidate Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir appeared popular in polls such as those in this blog.
Anyway, here is another article published recently in NST which suggested that the newspaper is indeed seem to be quite favorable of Maznah's candidacy, or at least for Shahrizat to be challenged,