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Jakarta Post

Jokowi’s approval rating improves amid doubts

  • Ina Parlina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 25 2016   /  09:18 am

Nearly two years after taking office, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s approval rating has improved from last year, despite doubts over the administration’s performance.

A survey released on Sunday by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) found that 67 percent of 1,027 respondents were satisfied with Jokowi’s performance in his nearly two years in office. Thirty percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied.

However, the improved approval rating was still lower than his rating of 75 percent found by SMRC in October 2014.

The survey also found that 72 percent of respondents in the survey, conducted between June 22 and June 28, said they believed in Jokowi’s leadership, while 22 percent expressed doubts in Jokowi’s leadership skills.

Thirty-two percent of respondents would vote for the President if an election was to be held today, whi...