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Jakarta Post

Soeharto beats SBY in popularity poll

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 16 2011   /  08:00 am

Half of the respondents to a survey marking 13 years of the reform era think that their lives have not improved — while more than a third chose Soeharto as their favorite president.

“Like it or not, that’s what the survey says,” Indo Barometer director M. Qadari told The Jakarta Post after releasing the survey on Sunday.

The survey, titled “Evaluation of 13 Years of Reform and 18 Months of the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono–Boediono Administration” was carried out between April 25 and May 4 and involved 1,200 respondents from all 33 Indonesian provinces.

The number of respondents who chose Soeharto as their favorite president was 36.5 percent, followed by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (20.9 percent), Sukarno (9.8 percent), Mega-wati Soekarnoputri (9.2 percent), B.J. Habibie (4.4 percent) and Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid (4.3 percent).

The survey also sho...