The Jakarta Post
The electability of the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa pair has exceeded that of Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo-Jusuf Kalla, a survey commissioned by the Strategic Development and Policy Research Center (Puskaptis) shows.
The survey put the electability of the Prabowo-Hatta pair at 44.64 percent and their rival ticket at 42.79 percent.
'Prabowo-Hatta has surpassed Jokowi-Kalla by around 1.67 percent. This data shows that Prabowo-Hatta pair is experiencing a positive trend, with electability up by around 5.36 percent. Meanwhile, support for the Jokowi-Kalla ticket has started to stagnate and entered a negative phase or down by around 1.75 percent,' said Puskaptis director Husin Yazid in Jakarta on Sunday, as quoted by Antara news agency.
From the results of the survey, which was conducted from June 6 to June 12, Prabowo-Hatta is leading in Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, Java, and Sumatra while Jokowi-Kalla fare better in Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua-Maluku.
Prabowo leads in three regions, namely Banten, Central Java and East Java and Jokowi in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and West Java.
'We understand that Java has the highest number of voters, this is where the Prabowo-Hatta pair are gaining ground. Meanwhile, Jokowi-Kalla in Java has declined or suffered a negative trend of 2.75 percent,' he said.
According to the survey, respondents chose Prabowo as they considered him to be as a brave leader, with a firm character and an authoritative bearing. He was also considered a hard worker with extensive experience.
Meanwhile, others preferred Jokowi for his simple, moderate, humble personality and closeness to the people. He is seen as a leader with a lot of achievements and has a clear mission and vision.
The survey involved 2,400 respondents in 115 regencies and municipalities across 33 provinces. The survey was conducted via a face-to-face interview with a sampling error of +/-1.8 percent and a trust level of 95 percent. (gda/ebf)
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