Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Median: Shrinking Electability Gap Between Jokowi and Prabowo

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  • Incumbent president Joko Widodo shakes hands with presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto after the first presidential debate at Bidakara Hotel, Jakarta, Thursday, January 17, 2019. ANTARA

    Incumbent president Joko Widodo shakes hands with presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto after the first presidential debate at Bidakara Hotel, Jakarta, Thursday, January 17, 2019. ANTARA

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jokowi-Ma'ruf pair is still ahead of rival Prabowo-Sandiaga ticket, according to the latest poll results of pollster National Survey Media (Median).

    The results showed 47.9 percent of respondents are in favor of Jokowi and Ma'ruf Amin, 38.7 percent threw their weight behind Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, while 13.4 percent remained undecided. 

    “The difference between both pairs' electability rate is getting smaller. Votes for pair number 01 are stagnant, and those for pair number 02 slowly grow,” said Rico Marbun, the executive director of Median at Bumbu Desa restaurant, Cikini, Jakarta, Monday, January 21. 

    Read: Jokowi Claims Ma'ruf Amin Boosts Electability

    Rico said presently there was only a one-digit gap of 9.2 percent between the electability rate of both tickets.“While in November 2018, Jokowi led by 12.2 percent,” he added. 

    The Multistage Random Sampling poll was conducted from January 6-15, 2019, involving 1,500 eligilble voters across the country with an error margin of 2.5 percent and a confidence level of 95 percent. The Median survey applied quality control to 20 percent of its existing samples. 

    RYAN DWIKY ANGGRIAWAN