Survey: Jokowi Tops Electability, Followed by Prabowo and Gatot

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Results of a survey conducted by Cyrus Network revealed that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo would win if the presidential election is held today.

    Prabowo Subianto and Gatot Nurmatyo followed in the second and third place.

    "Our survey sampled 1,230 respondents in 123 villages in 34 provinces," said Managing Director of Cyrus Network Eko Dafid Afianto on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

    The survey was conducted on March 27 to April 3, 2018. The results showed that Jokowi's electability was on top of mind of 58.5 percent respondents. While Prabowo earned 21.8 percent, followed by Gatot Nurmantyo with 2.0 percent.

    In the survey, MNC Group Chairman Hary Tanoesudibjo had only earned 1.1 percent. Following under Hary Tanoesoedibjo was Tuan Guru Bajang with 0.7 percent electability, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Agus Harimutri Yudhoyono (AHY) both get 0.4 percent.

    In a simulation involving 15 names as presidential candidates, Jokowi remains superior in the top position with 57.3 percent of respondents. Prabowo earned 21.3 percent, while Gatot Nurmantyo earned 3.8 percent, followed by Hary Tanoe and AHY with 2.4 percent, and Anies Baswedan with 2.0 percent.

    Jusuf Kalla earned 1.9 percent and Soekarwo earned 1.3 percent. Other names that scored below one percent are Muhaimin Iskandar, Puan Maharani, Zulkifli Hasan, Chairul Tanjung, Budi Gunawan, Ahmad Heryawan and Moeldoko.

    MUHAMMAD HENDARTYO