The survey showed that the electability of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has been competing fiercely over the past year
Jakarta, Indonesianpost.com – According to a survey conducted by the Center for Political Communication Studies (CPCS), the electability of Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo reached 25.6 percent, followed by Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto (22.7 percent) and former Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (22.1 percent). According to the CPCS survey, Anies’s electability has increased in the last year.
“Ganjar is still at the top of the presidential candidate race, followed by Prabowo, who is shadowed by Anies,” said CPCS Executive Director Tri Okta SK in the survey results received in Jakarta on Thursday (2/23/2023).
If we look at the trend in the past year, Okta continued, tight competition is happening between Ganjar and Anies. In the February 2022 survey, their positions were almost the same, where Anies led by a slim margin, reaching 14.8 percent, while Ganjar was at 14.5 percent.
According to Okta, the competition between Ganjar and Anies reflects two tendencies among the public. “Some want continuity from Jokowi’s programs, which are represented by Ganjar’s figure. Conversely, there are segments of the community who do not like Jokowi’s leadership and want change, they are represented by Anies, who is often referred to as Jokowi’s antithesis,” Okta said.
Among Anies and Ganjar, there is Prabowo, who still enjoys support from his supporters in two presidential elections but has now joined Jokowi’s government. Several other names are vying for a smaller share of voters, including Ridwan Kamil (5.0 percent), Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (4.2 percent), and Sandiaga Uno (3.8 percent).
“These three figures have a chance to get the vice presidential candidate ticket,” said Okta.
Other names are in lower positions, starting from Puan Maharani (2.7 percent), Erick Thohir (2.3 percent), and Khofifah Indar Parawansa (1.8 percent). Next are Andika Perkasa (1.4 percent), Airlangga Hartarto (1.2 percent), and Yenny Wahid (1.1 percent).
“The low electability of Puan and Airlangga poses a challenge for major parties, in this case, the PDIP and Golkar, to be able to nominate elite party leaders,” explained Okta.
The CPCS survey was conducted from February 10 to 15, 2023, with 1,200 respondents representing 34 provinces interviewed face-to-face. The survey method was multistage random sampling, with a margin of error of approximately 2.9 percent and a 95 percent confidence level.