Not Measuring Elektabilitas, Survey Becomes Correcting Government Performance

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, October 17 2017 - 22:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi bersama masyarakat korban erupsi gunung Sinabung Karo (Foto Biro Pers Setpres)
Presiden Jokowi bersama masyarakat korban erupsi gunung Sinabung Karo (Foto Biro Pers Setpres)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- President Joko Widodo revealed that the survey conducted related to its performance can be a correction for the government, and not measuring electability.

"If there is a survey to be a correction, which we need to fix and improve, that's what we have to do, everything is lacking in what economy is lacking, in the field of law is lacking, in the field of social culture is not what is repaired," said President Joko Widodo told Antara in Jakarta on Monday (16/10).

He also claimed not to think about the electability presented from the survey results.

"The survey was for my correction, do not be seen just electability only. We are working really take care of electability?, "  Added the President.

President Jokowi insisted that every day only focuses on working around the districts and provinces to ensure that government programs are really worked on.

"Wong our work every day (traveling) change districts, changing provinces, helter-skelter still take care to finish things that we have to solve, we must control, we must supervise, we have to finish," said the President.

So he did not want to break the concentration of work by seeking support for the next administration.

"If we broke the concentration, it would not be right, I think the survey affairs are the affairs of the survey institution, the public assessment of what we have done, whether it is considered bad or considered good enough or well judged is welcome President.

On October 5, 2017, Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting (SMRC) announced the results of a SMRC survey conducted mid-September 3-10, 2017 regarding the tendency of political support in the three years of President Jokowi's administration.

The result, the public satisfaction rate is for the performance of Jokowi September 2017 by 68 percent. That number tends to be strong and stable.

Jokowi's performance is considered positive for a number of things such as economic conditions and countering important issues by the government such as political conditions, law enforcement, security, and order.

But the thing that still lacks is to overcome unemployment, poverty, and the price of basic needs. But the stable inflation situation provides support for Jokowi.

In the same survey, Jokowi received support from 45.6 percent of respondents in case the election was held during the survey. Support for Jokowi outperformed its competitors in the 2014 presidential election; Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto selected 18.7 percent of respondents.

The survey involved 1,220 respondents who were Indonesian citizens (WNI), had the right to vote in the general election, which is already 17 years of age or older, or married when the survey was conducted.

Respondents were chosen by random or multistage random sampling. Response rates or respondents who can be interviewed are valid of 1,057 or 87 percent.c

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