TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Pollster National Survey Media (Median) research director Sudarto revealed that economics has become one of the factors that drove people to request for the replacement of president Jokowi in 2019.
“Starting from the expensive prices of staple foods, the job scarcity, and the difficult economy have become the main factors for the people that want President Jokowi to be replaced with another figure,” Sudarto said yesterday, April 16.
However, Sudarto said that members of the public are satisfied with Jokowi’s accomplishment in developing the country’s infrastructure. But he argues that it is not enough to reduce the daily struggles that felt by the people.
Sudarto said that Jokowi’s electability might improve depending on the president’s policies; “If Jokowi can introduce pro-people economic policies that can help reduce people’s suffering then chances are Jokowi’s electability might improve,” said Sudarto.
A Median poll shows that 46.4 percent Indonesians want Jokowi to be replaced by another figure in the 2019 presidential election. That number is slightly larger than the respondents that want Jokowi to maintain his presidential seat at 45.22 percent. Meanwhile, 8.41 percent of respondents abstained.
The Median’s poll involved 1,200 respondents from citizens that have the right to vote through a multistage random sampling process.