Survey: Jokowi Must Be Wary, Public Satisfaction Level Decreases

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  • Indonesian President Jokowi (center below, wearing white shirt) is seen greeting people at the Makassar Panakukang Mall, South Sulawesi, July 12th 2017. TEMPO/Iqbal Lubis

    Indonesian President Jokowi (center below, wearing white shirt) is seen greeting people at the Makassar Panakukang Mall, South Sulawesi, July 12th 2017. TEMPO/Iqbal Lubis

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A research institute Alvara Research Center said President Joko Widodo or Jokowi have a higher chance to be re-elected in the next presidential election. But the incumbent candidate needs to be wary of two things.

    Alvara Research Center CEO Hasanuddin Ali said Jokowi still excels in various surveys in electability and popularity. In Alvara's survey, Jokowi was noted to lead with a 95.8 percent popularity rate and an electability rate of 46.8 percent.

    But Jokowi must be vigilant because the level of public satisfaction with his performance and Jusuf Kalla decreased.

    “The number decreased about 3.5 percent in May compared to the survey in February,” Ali said when he released his survey titled "Toward the 2019 Presidential Election: Seeking Jokowi’s Challengers” at Hotel Oria, Jakarta, Sunday, May 27.

    The level of public satisfaction decreased from 77.3 percent in February to 73.8 percent in May. The people who dissatisfied increased from 20.8 percent to 23.2 percent. While the people who feel satisfied decreased from 68.8 percent to 65.9 percent. Similarly, people who feel very satisfied decreased from 7.2 percent to 6.8 percent and who feel very satisfied once decreased from 1.3 percent to 1 percent.

    Ali said the weak point of performance Jokowi and Kalla still lies in the economic aspects.

    "Employment issues, such as the provision of employment and the welfare of workers, still whack," he said.

    According to Ali, the decrease in the level of public satisfaction will have implications for the declining desire of voters to revote Jokowi. Although the level of public desire for Jokowi to be the president again still high, which is 64.8 percent, Jokowi was asked to remain wary.

    Alvara Research Center's survey was conducted by face-to-face interview method to 1,200 respondents aged 17 years and over. The survey was conducted on April 20-May 9, throughout Indonesia. The method used is multistage random sampling. The margin of error of this survey is 3.10 percent with a confidence level of 95 percent.

    VINDRY FLORENTIN



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