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Jakarta Post

Ahok defeats Anies as favorite governor in handling Jakarta’s problems: Survey

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 17, 2020   /   03:17 pm
Ahok defeats Anies as favorite governor in handling Jakarta’s problems: Survey Former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama. ( Salman)

A new survey from Indo Barometer shows that the majority of respondents perceive former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama as the most successful recent leader in handling Jakarta’s various problems, including floods and traffic jams.

The survey was carried out on a face-to-face questionnaire basis with a sample of 1,200 respondents with a right to vote, spread across the nation between Jan. 9 and 15.

“First, in [handling] floods, Ahok has earned the most credit with 40 percent [of respondents], followed by Jokowi [Joko Widodo, the current president] with 25 percent and Pak [current Jakarta governor] Anies [Baswedan] with 4 percent,” Indo Barometer executive director, M Qodari said during a press conference in Jakarta on Sunday, as quoted by

Meanwhile in regard to traffic jams, the respondents perceived Ahok as the most successful leader at addressing the issue (35.3 percent), followed by Jokowi (25.3 percent) and Anies (8.3 percent). 

Looking at education, Jokowi took over the tally (35.1 percent) with Anies in second place (25.3 percent), while Ahok was third (15.3 percent).

When addressing health issues, Jokowi was perceived as the most successful, followed by Anies and then Ahok.

“In the health sector, Jokowi leads by 35 percent, Anies 20 percent and Basuki 17 percent,” he said.

In boosting the economy, Jokowi gets the most positive response (33.8 percent), followed by Ahok (18.4 percent) and Anies (18 percent). (gis)