TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Gerindra sec-gen Andre Rosiade said the party’s chair Prabowo Subianto would soon kick off campaigns to absorb people’s aspirations in a bid to jack up the latter’s electability rating. He added the party was upbeat Prabowo’s electability rating would be able to match President Jokowi’s.
Andre explained Jokowi’s present electability rating hovered around 40-50 percent, while Prabowo’s, whom he said had yet to make any apparent move on his presidential run, had already been in the neighborhood of 20-30 percent. “If Prabowo has begun his campaigns, [his electability rating] will certainly escalate.”
Andre estimated the electability disparity between Jokowi and Prabowo, which is presently at 10 percent, was normal, and that Jokowi as the incumbent should have scored above 40-45 percent.
Andre also said Jokowi had kept on polishing his image. “His image-building is exceptional,” he said, adding that the president was doing it in multiple ways. “Going to the movies, riding his chopper motorbike, [he tries to] hypnotize [the people] through varied pretentious acts,” he said.
According to a recent poll by Cyrus Network, President Jokowi will prevail if the presidential election is held today, followed by Prabowo Subianto and Gatot Nurmantyo, respectively.