Prabowo-Hatta's electability rating exceeds Jokowi-JK: poll

Prabowo-Hatta's electability rating exceeds Jokowi-JK: poll

Crowd shadows in Prabowo Subianto's glass in his presidential election campaign rally in Palembang, South Sumatra, Thursday. (ANTARA FOTO/Prasetyo Utomo)

... The public seems to have reached a point of saturation with regard to Jokowi as he has received excessive exposure from the media... "
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa pair's electability rating outshined that of the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla duo, according to the result of a public opinion poll published here on Thursday.

The National Survey Institute (LSN), which conducted the poll on June 1-8, revealed that the Prabowo-Hatta pair's electability rating reached 46.3 percent, while the Jokowi-JK pair's rating gained 38.8 percent, noted LSN Executive Director Umar S Bakry.

The improvement in Prabowo-Hatta's electability rating was related to the trend of rising public uncertainty with regard to Jokowi's capability and his political machinery that had failed to work optimally, Bakry claimed.

"The public seems to have reached a point of saturation with regard to Jokowi as he has received excessive exposure from the media," Umar added.

With a margin error of 3.0 percent, the results of the survey revealed that the Prabowo-Hatta pair gained 47.6 percent of votes in West Java, 48.4 percent in East Java, 43.3 percent in Central Java, and 51.1 percent in North Sumatra.

The Prabowo-Hatta pair gained 55 percent of votes in Banten, 45 percent in Jakarta, 43.3 percent in South Sulawesi, 44.7 percent in Lampung and 53.7 percent of votes in South Sumatra, he said.

Instead, the Jokowi-JK pair gained 28.2 percent of votes in West Java, 44.6 percent (East Java), 47.5 percent (Central Java), 31.9 percent (North Sumatra), 30 percent (Banten), 35 percent (Jakarta), 42 percent (South Sulawesi), 39.4 percent (Lampung), and 36.3 percent of votes in South Sumatra.

The survey was conducted using multistage random sampling method and involved 1,070 respondents from various provinces in the country. The respondents were those who were eligible voters for the July 9 presidential election.

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