JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Public confidence in Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and his running mate Ma’aruf Amin has taken a major hit a year after the head of state was re-elected to a second term in October 2019.
A survey carried out by Kompas showed that the number of his critics among the public has substantially grown.
“46.3 percent of respondents are dissatisfied with Jokowi and Ma’ruf’s track record over the past year. Of this number, 6.2 percent said they are extremely dissatisfied,” noted the survey.
“On the other hand, 39.7 percent of the respondents said they are satisfied with the President’s work. 5.5 percent of them said they are very satisfied with his track record.”
Jokowi’s track record in the economy, politics and national security, law enforcement as well as public wellbeing was scrutinized as well.
“48.8 percent of the respondents said they are satisfied with [Jokowi’s] record on public wellbeing, while 3.4 percent of them noted that they are ‘very satisfied’,” said the survey.
“On the other hand, 41 percent of respondents said they are dissatisfied with the government’s record on the field, while 5.5 percent said they are extremely dissatisfied.”
As for politics and national security, “2.1 percent of respondents said they are extremely satisfied, while 42 percent said they are satisfied.”
“46.7 percent said they are not satisfied with the government’s handling of the field, while 6 percent said they were extremely dissatisfied.”
The respondents’ outlook for the economy is just as bleak. “40.3 percent of participants said they are satisfied with the state of the economy, while 2.3 percent state they are extremely satisfied,” the survey went on.
“In contrast, the 49.7 percent of respondents said they are dissatisfied, while 6.2 percent stated that they are extremely dissatisfied.”
The respondents reserved their most scathing verdict for law enforcement. “54.4 percent of respondents said they are dissatisfied with the Jokowi administration’s track record on law enforcement, while 10.2 percent said they were extremely dissatisfied.”
“In contrast, 30.2 percent of respondents said they are satisfied with the government’s handling of law enforcement, with 2.1 percent of participants saying they are extremely satisfied. Another 3.1 percent of respondents said they do not know.”
The Kompas survey was carried out by telephone with 529 respondents age from 17 up in 80 regencies and cities in Indonesia’s 34 provinces. The survey is 95 percent accurate with a 4.3 percent margin of error.
(Writer: Devina Halim | Editor: Fabian Januarius Kuwado)
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