TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Poltracking Indonesia executive director Hanta Yuda suggested that the public’s high satisfaction level towards President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Jusuf Kalla would not guarantee their position in the upcoming 2019 Presidential Election.
“This means that there are people who are not satisfied with Jokowi’s performance,” said Hanta on Sunday, February 18, as a response to Jokowi’s 45-57 percent electability.
Hanta further explained that 60 percent of respondents are satisfied with the health and education sector under Jokowi’s administration.
“The right number is 50 percent in the economy and law enforcement sector, this can be an added value for President Jokowi to improve his electability,” said Hanta.
The average level of satisfaction is a challenge that Jokowi must face. He suggested Jokowi intensify his communication with his supporters.
Poltracking Indonesia also conducted a simulation of five presidential candidates using a semi-open questionnaire. The simulation resulted in 55.9 percent of respondents choosing Jokowi over the 29.9 percent who preferred to vote for Prabowo. Following them were Anies Baswedan (2.8 percent) and Gatot Nurmantyo (2.3 percent).
Poltracking Indonesia’s poll on President Jokowi and other candidates were conducted in 34 provinces involving 1,200 respondents.