JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Populi Center become the latest pollster to put the incumbent candidate President Joko Widodo far ahead of his challenger Prabowo Subianto in the 2019 Presidential Election.
Pollster’s survey showed that Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin may take 56.3 per cent of the votes in the election. The vote strength of the challenger, Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, is surveyed at 30.9 per cent.
The vote share is pretty much consistent with several other polling results done by other organizations. A survey done by Kompas, Indonesia’s largest newspaper, put Widodo ahead with 52.6 per cent of the votes while Subianto at 32.7 per cent.
The opposition appeared to be undaunted with the uphill battle that it has to face in the election. With six months left before Indonesia go to vote, the opposition has their work cut off for them in order to have any real chance to win the election.
One particular area of improvement is Subianto’s weak appeal among young voters, which is a role filled by Uno. Meanwhile, Subianto, as part of its key campaign platform, launched “Emas” Movement, which is a call for an increase in dairy consumption in Indonesia.
Otherwise, Widodo continued with his attack on the opposition’s criticism against the government, after venting his frustration by calling many politicians as “sontoloyo” (silly or absurd).
Admitting that his statement came out of frustration, Widodo said the opposition politicians played into divisive sentiments for some political gains.