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61.8 Percent of the Public Satisfied with Jokowi’s Performance

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By: Alfisyah Dianasari )*

Public satisfaction with President Jokowi is still high. This is in accordance with the report from the Development Technology Strategy (DTS) Survey Institute that 61.8% of the public are satisfied with President Jokowi’s performance

Joko Widodo’s work as the President of the Republic of Indonesia has often been in the spotlight and discussed, almost every day his name appears in the media. The Indonesian Development Technology Strategy (DTS) survey institute said that the majority of Indonesians believe in the performance of President Joko Widodo. A high level of confidence also applies to government performance.

DTS Indonesia Executive Director Ainul Huda on the occasion of the webinar entitled “Presentation and Evaluation Survey of the Government and Presidential Candidates 2024,” said that although the government has been busy with the pandemic and economic recovery, the public’s rating of President Jokowi’s performance tends to be high. As many as 61.8% of the public expressed satisfaction with President Jokowi’s performance. According to him, the public’s assessment of the government’s performance is generally at a moderate level with an average score of 6.3 on a scale of 1 to 10. The government also gets a fairly high rating.

There are three main problems that are highlighted by the community, namely the economy which includes inflation and unemployment with the level of public attention reaching 29.97 percent. Poverty and inequality have a level of attention of 18.76 percent and the problem of corruption is 14.22 percent. He also explained that Health is in the top five and other traditional issues, namely the quality of human resources 7.83 percent and infrastructure 5.49 percent.

He said the problems that arose at the regional level were not much different from those at the national level. Unemployment with a level of public attention of 14.95 percent, inflation of 13.76 percent and poverty of 13.04 percent are still the central themes.

Another problem is the issue of damage to 9.33 percent. There are differences in the distribution of regional problems when viewed from the division of geographical areas, age groups and income groups. The survey was conducted from the first week to the fourth week of October 2021 in 29 provinces. This study involved 2,046 respondents with a margin of error of 2.17 percent.

On a different occasion, the Executive Director of Suara Indonesia Laboratory Albertus Dino said 81.7 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with the government’s performance in handling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Then, 84.7 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with the social assistance program, community business assistance and pre-employment programs to help people whose economy was affected by the restriction policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining 9.6 percent of respondents said they were not satisfied and 5.7 percent did not answer.

The data certainly shows that the level of public satisfaction with the government under President Jokowi’s leadership is quite high. This is because the Covid-19 prevention program is felt by the lower class.

With the condition of the Covid-19 pandemic starting to sag, domestic economic conditions will continue to creep up. Government policies that have succeeded in following the positive number of Covid-19 need to be appreciated.

The handling of Covid-19 in Indonesia is still under control. A number of indicators such as the level of occupancy of beds in hospitals or the bed occupancy ratio (BOR), the positivity rate has decreased.

In terms of economic recovery, the government is considered to have worked quite optimally. Several months ago, the Indonesian economy experienced a recession and economic growth reached its lowest point and touched a lower minus 5 percent.

In the midst of a pandemic, an economic recession is certainly not easy to deal with. It takes hard work and seriousness from all parties to survive and try to raise the national economy again.

On a different occasion, Deputy General Chairman (Waketum) of the National Democratic Party (NasDem) Ahmad Ali in a written statement said, we should be proud of the government, because it is not easy to manage the country in a pandemic situation like this.

Research conducted by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) related to handling the pandemic, revealed that 64.6 respondents were satisfied with the work of the central government. Respondents who were dissatisfied were 32 percent and the remaining 3.4 percent answered they did not know.

Ahmad said, it was not easy to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic without strong leadership. The reason is, the corona virus has proven to have an impact on various aspects, especially health and the economy. Disruption of the economic aspect will certainly have an impact on the security aspect. Many people have lost their jobs.

Now when the case is sloping, of course it is the right time to restore the economy, so that many entrepreneurs will reopen their businesses and re-absorb workers.

)* The author is a contributor to the Press Circle and Cikini Students

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