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Jakarta Post

Surveys show contrasting poll results

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 12 2009   /  10:13 am

Recent surveys on voters preferences for the July 8 presidential election show contrasting results on who the winner will be and whether the election will end in one or two rounds of voting.
A self-funded survey conducted by the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) showed presidential candidate Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is likely to win the election in one round with 63 percent of votes.
The survey involved 4,000 respondents from 33 provinces.
Earlier, the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) also predicted Yudhoyono would likely win in a single-round victory with 70 percent of votes. The survey institute’s polling sparked controversies from both experts and political parties.
They deemed the survey as biased because the survey institute was funded by Fox Indonesia, a political consultant firm for the Democratic Party (PD), Yudhoyono’s politic...