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Half of total voters still undecided, survey finds

  • Desy Nurhayati

    THE JAKARTA POST

JAKARTA   /   Fri, March 20 2009   /  10:25 am

A survey released Thursday found that more than 50 percent of voters have not yet decided which party they will vote for in the upcoming election. The high number of undecided voters – while presenting parties with the opportunity to garner last-minute support – will also increase the likelihood of money politics, observers have warned. The survey, conducted by the Reform Institute, revealed that more than half of the 2,520 respondents questioned from Feb. 28 to Mar. 13 across 33 provinces said they would wait until the election day to make their choice.      “We found that 50.48 percent of respondents remain undecided about their choice,” said Reform Institute researcher Kholid Novianto. Around 41.38 percent of respondents said they would make their decision on voting day,  while 31.72 percent did not stipulate when they would make their decision, the...