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Jakarta Post

Anies no better, no worse than Ahok, survey shows

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 16 2019   /  01:21 am

While people are still largely polarized after the 2017 gubernatorial election, a survey has found that Jakartans, despite their approval of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, consider several policies of his predecessor to have been better. The survey, conducted on Sept. 9 to 18 by pollster Populi Center, questioned 600 people in six Jakarta municipalities, comprising 300 “experimental respondents” and 300 “control respondents”.The division of respondents was aimed at gaining unbiased responses caused by biased perceptions of Anies and his predecessor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who competed against each other in the bitterly contested election that was largely influenced by sectarian rallies against Ahok, a Christian of Chinese descent.Those in the experimental group were asked for their opinion of policies of the two leaders, while control group respondents were asked abo...