The Jakarta Post
Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has garnered the approval of 50.2 percent of respondents in the latest survey conducted by the Populi Center on who is the most preferred candidate ahead of the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election.
The survey involved 400 respondents from across the city held from Aug. 19 to 24. The confidence level of the survey is 95 percent with 4.90 percent margin of error.
Those, who voted for Ahok, had appreciated his good performance in governing the city since 2014, Populi Center researcher Nona Evita told journalists in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Obtaining 27.2 percent, Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini was in the second place and Sandiaga Uno of the Gerindra Party received 11.5 percent.
Meanwhile, 8.5 percent of the respondents said they did not know who they would elect, while 2.5 percent did not respond, tribunnews.com reported.
Ahok won between 50 and 60 percent in Central Jakarta, East Jakarta and Thousand Islands Regency, while in North Jakarta he won 60 percent.
Ahok has the support of three political parties—Golkar, NasDem and Hanura. Meanwhile, the Gerindra Party has chosen Sandiaga as its gubernatorial candidate, but he is ready to be a deputy candidate if the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) proposes Risma as its gubernatorial candidate.
Meanwhile, other political parties have not decided on their respective candidates. (bbn)
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