Tribunnews.com Reporter, Igman Ibrahim
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – The level of public trust in President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to be able to handle the Covid-19 pandemic has fallen sharply over the last 6 months.
This is evident from the findings of a national survey by the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI).
The number of people who believe Jokowi can handle the pandemic has continued to decline, reaching 43 percent.
Meanwhile, only 54.6 percent answered strongly do not believe, do not believe and are normal.
Meanwhile, only 3.5 percent did not answer.
“So for the first time in June the level of confidence in the president was below 50 percent,” said LSI Executive Director Djayadi Hanan, Sunday (18/7/2021).
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During the last 6 months, said Djayadi, the trend of President Jokowi’s confidence level in dealing with the pandemic has continued to decline.
It was recorded that in September 2020, President Jokowi’s confidence level was still 60 percent.
Then, the level of confidence in President Jokowi continued to decline to 56.5 percent in February 2021. By June 2021, Jokowi’s confidence level was below 50 percent.
“It can be seen that there is a downward trend in the last 6 months. Prior to the implementation of the Emergency PPKM, there was a decrease in the satisfaction level of the president in handling the outbreak,” he said
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Furthermore, Djayadi asked that this survey could be an evaluation for the Jokowi administration to improve.
“This is an important thing to understand the handling of outbreaks such as the emergency PPKM that is currently being carried out,” he said.
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For the record, the LSI survey uses a simple random sampling survey method with a margin of error of +/- 2.88 percent at a 95 percent confidence level. The sample of this survey is 1,200 respondents.
The sample comes from all provinces which are proportionally distributed. Instead, the survey was held on June 20-25, 2021.