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Jakarta Post

Kalla, Mahfud top LSI survey for 2014

  • Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 29 2012   /  11:13 am

Former vice president Jusuf Kalla and outgoing Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud MD are the most popular candidates for the 2014 presidential election, a top polling body says.

In its latest opinion poll, the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) said that 79 percent of a total 223 respondents said that Kalla was the most capable presidential candidate, citing his reputation for risk-taking and firm and decisive leadership.

Mahfud was second in the survey, garnering a favorable impression of his leadership ability from 74
percent of respondents.

On popularity, Mahfud scored better than Kalla, with 79 percent of the respondents reporting that they had a positive image of Mahfud, who was just ahead of Kalla, who was liked by 77 percent respondents.

Both politicians were deemed honest and trustworthy by respondents, who comprised top journalists, politica...