The Jakarta Post
Gerindra Party chairman and presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto is leading in Jakarta with an electability rating of 47.5 percent, according to a March poll, gaining 11.2 percentage points compared to an October survey, increasing his lead against President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
The presidential election survey, conducted by national daily Kompas and released on Wednesday, showed that in Jakarta, the Jokowi-Ma'ruf Amin ticket had an electability rating of 39.6 percent in March, an increase of 4.2 percentage points from 35.4 percent according to Kompas' poll in October. The gap between the two tickets is 7.9 percent in the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno ticket's favor, a significant increase from 0.9 percent in October.
Nationwide, Jokowi’s electability has decreased to 49.2 percent from 52.6 percent in October, while the Prabowo-Sandiaga ticket has seen its electability increase to 37.4 percent from 32.7 percent in the same period.
The survey polled 2,000 respondents across 34 provinces between the end of February and the beginning of March.
On April 17 this year, 7,761,598 Jakartans will be eligible to vote from the 192,828,520 eligible voters nationwide.
In the 2014 presidential election, the Prabowo-Hatta Rajasa ticket gained 46.92 percent of the 5,387,958 votes cast in the capital, while the Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla (JK) ticket garnered 53.08 percent. From 2012 to 2014, Jokowi served as Jakarta governor and was widely considered to have been successful in the position, introducing the Jakarta Health Card — a local version of the National Healthcare Insurance (JKN) program — and the Jakarta Smart Card, among other programs.
In 2014, the Jokowi-JK ticket won 53.15 percent of the vote nationwide, while the Prabowo-Hatta ticket gained 46.85 percent. (evi)