TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Gerindra Party Communication Agency member, Andre Rosiade, was dissatisfied with the survey result regarding the winning party in the 2019 Election that released by a pollster Lingkaran Survei Indonesia (LSI) Denny JA on Wednesday, September 12.
“Based on the survey we have conducted, the gap between Gerindra and PDIP is close, and it did not as far as noted by LSI,” Andre told Tempo via a phone call on Thursday, September 13.
Andre said Gerindra had conducted an internal survey and that showed the party gained 20 percent votes, while LSI recorded the figure at 13.1 precent votes.
LSI reported that Gerindra ranked the second top position in its prediction of the winning party, below the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) with 24.8 percent votes.
Andre considered the survey conducted by LSI was odd because he had collected information from other surveys done by news media Antara and Republika before LSI and his party established the similar one. From both sources, Andre claimed, the vote gap was quite close.
However, he appreciated the survey delivered by LSI Denny JA and asserted it would not affect the party performance. He perceived the survey would be seen as a means to work harder in a bid to gain public support.
Andre pointed out that no other strategies would be applied by Gerindra, except maintaining the cadre’s commitment not to involve in the corruption. “We will keep working to be close to the society, offering programs, and remind them to choose the free-corruption party,” he underlined.
Andre further appealed to all community not to support the party that accommodated many corruptors, let alone those that weakens the work of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). “Don’t support those party that hinders KPK such as PDIP. The public now is more rational,” he said.
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA