TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The latest survey conducted by National Survey Media Institute (Median) on March 24 until April 6, 2018, shows the increase of electability rate of six national figures in the period of February-April, 2018.
“The highest increase stands for Jusuf Kalla at 4.3 percent from 2.2 percent,” said Median research director Sudarto, in Cikini, Central Jakarta, April 16.
The second is placed by National Awakening Party (PKB) Chairman Muhaimin Iskandar with the electability rate increased by 0.2 percent to 1.9 percent, followed by the former National Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo at 7 percent from previously at 5.5 percent.
Furthermore, Joko Widodo’s electability rate is recorded at 36.2 percent compared to the previous rate at 35 percent. As for NTB Governor Muhammad Zainul Majdi alias Tuan Guru Bajang, the rate increased by 0.8 percent which now stands at 1.5 percent and the former president of Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) Anis Matta increased by 1.5 percent to 1.7 percent.
Meanwhile, there are four figures facing the decrease of electability rate, namely Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan from 4.5 percent to 2 percent; Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono or AHY from 3.3 percent to 1.8 percent.
The others are Prabowo Subianto’s electability rate decreased to 20.4 percent from 21.2 percent and the chairman of Perindo Hary Tanoesoedibjo at 1.6 percent from 1.7 percent.
Sudarto explained that the survey was conducted before Prabowo’s declaration on presidential candidacy. “It means we didn’t examine the declaration impact of the survey,” he said. He went on to say that the figure’s electability rate might increase after the declaration in general because the candidacy status has cleared.
Sudarto predicted that the declaration of Prabowo Subianto on his presidential candidacy might affect the electability rate of Jokowi and other candidates. “Every additional candidate will eventually renew the constellation,” he said.
Median conducted the poll involving 1,200 respondents who have the rights to cast a vote. It had around 2.9 percent margin of error with the level of confidence at 95 percent.