Wednesday, 23 October 2019

LSI: Ahmad Dhani Case Drops Jokowi's Vote

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  • Incumbent president candidate, Jokowi, greets the people during the event of Diponegoro alumni coalition declaration in Kota Lama, Semarang, Central Java, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. ANTARA

    Incumbent president candidate, Jokowi, greets the people during the event of Diponegoro alumni coalition declaration in Kota Lama, Semarang, Central Java, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. ANTARA

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A researcher at pollster LSI Denny JA, Adjie Alfaraby, said that the hate speech case entangling musician Ahmad Dhani and other similar cases would likely affect Jokowi - Ma’ruf's electability among educated voters.

    “This case will affect certain segment, such as educated voters because the group of people does not favor a country that takes a strong act towards critics,” said Adjie in his office, Thursday, February 7.

    Moreover, he added, those cases were framed by opposition party as a criminalization or silencing of criticism. “Those are not [considered as] as populism issues for educated people.”

    According to the latest survey of LSI Denny JA, the electability of Jokowi - Ma'ruf among the educated voter group was bested by Prabowo - Sandiaga. In January 2019, the incumbent candidate gained 37.7 percent votes, while the opposition earned 44.2 percent.

    However, Jokowi - Ma'ruf still beats Prabowo - Sandiaga in the overall performance with 54.8 percent electability for the former and 31 percent for the latter.

    The survey was conducted on January 18-25 toward 1,200 respondents across Indonesia with a multistage random sampling and direct interview. The margin of error of the poll was 2.8 percent.

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