SMRC Survey Shows Indonesian People’s Strong Support for Ganjar Pranowo
The latest survey by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) reflects the very strong desire of all elements of Indonesian society to support the figure of Ganjar Pranowo to become President in 2024, because he is considered the most suitable person to continue President Jokowi’s current performance.
SMRC stated that the electoral figures of the candidates who will fight in the democratic party and political contestation through the holding of the Presidential Election (Pilpres) in the upcoming 2024 that the name Ganjar Pranowo managed to occupy the top position.
Regarding the latest results of the survey, SMRC Research Director, Deni Irvani explained that in a closed choice simulation that only narrowed down to 3 (three) names, it turned out that the Presidential Candidate (Capres) carried by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) succeeded in bagging votes from the public up to 35.9%. Then right below him, in second place is Prabowo Subianto with 33.6% of the electorate and in the caretaker position he still continues with Anies Baswedan’s name with only around 20.4% support.
It cannot be denied that at least in the last 2 (two) years, Ganjar Pranowo’s electoral numbers have consistently increased. It is known that from May 2021 to August 2023, support for Ganjar has continued to skyrocket.
It’s not half-hearted, even those who previously only had 25.5% support, now based on the latest data and survey results conducted by SMRC, it turns out that the people have indeed made up their minds to have a leader who is identical with white hair, so that their electoral numbers can shot up to 35.9%.
It’s different when compared to the names of other candidates who have indeed been stagnant for the past 2 (two) years or even the names of other candidates who, when viewed and compared to their movements over the past two years, have actually experienced a decline in electability.
Furthermore, he said support for Ganjar had also strengthened after being declared a presidential candidate by the PDIP, from 33.2% in early April 2023 to 39.2% in early May 2023 or an increase of 6 percent, but again fell until the survey in mid-July 2023 to 30. .8%.
After experiencing a correction in July, as soon as possible the electability of the leader who was born in Karanganyar Regency managed to rebound or bounce back up to reach 35.9% since early August 2023.
As additional information, the SMRC survey was conducted nationally from 31 July to 11 August 2023. The survey population is all Indonesian citizens who have the right to vote in general elections, namely those who are 17 years of age or older, or who have been married when the survey was conducted.
In response to the emergence of the latest survey data from this independent and credible institution, the Deputy Chairman (Waketum) of the Indonesian Unity Party (Perindo) Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah considered that the figure of Ganjar Pranowo was indeed a leader that all people in the country really wanted, especially for could continue the leadership of the President of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) Joko Widodo (Jokowi).
According to him, the elite’s recent political maneuvers have not affected the public’s support for Ganjar Pranowo. Ferry conveyed this in response to the results of the Kompas Research and Development survey. Even though the competition is tight, Ganjar’s electability is still superior to other Bacapres.
With the survey results showing that the PDIP Cadres have electability that continues to increase compared to other Presidential Elections which tend to be stagnant or declining, it can also be said that the support and desire of all elements of the nation is very strong reflected only in their names, especially how the wishes of the people so that all development programs of the current Head of State can be continued.
According to Ferry, Ganjar’s increase in electability was due to various factors, such as effective socialization so that people liked him and the increase in popularity for supporting policies that Ganjar was promoting. Ganjar’s type of movement itself is also considered to be the same as President Joko Widodo, that is, both of them are moving from the local area by directly understanding the pulse of the community.
Ferry added that even though the competition for electability with other Bacapres remained tight, the Kompas Research and Development survey indicated that within the time span of the survey, Ganjar had managed to gain more support from the community.
Support for Ganjar Pranowo is increasing day by day, which is also in line with the survey results of various independent institutions such as SMRC and Kompas Research and Development. This reflects the very strong desire of the Indonesian people to elect him and want him as President in 2024.