Public satisfaction with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kala is continuously declining, according to a survey conducted by Indo Barometer.Indo Barometer’s survey, released on Thursday, shows that public satisfaction with Jokowi is only 46 percent in September, down from 57.5 percent in March.
Meanwhile, public satisfaction with Jusuf Kalla is currently 42.1 percent, down from 53.3 percent.Indo Barometer executive director M Qodari explained that most respondents were not satisfied with the government's economic performance.
“The public pays serious attention to the economy. When asked about the failures of the Jokowi-Kalla administration, the four top answers related to the economy,” said Qodari as reported by kompas.com on Thursday.
Similarly, the public satisfaction rate with cabinet ministers declined to 37.1 percent, down from 46.8 percent in March.
According to the survey, 17.3 percent of respondents say that the government fails to maintain the price of basic commodities, 13.3 percent of respondents say the government fails to solve the economic problems, 7.4 percent of respondents say the government fails to prevent the rupiah from weakening and 4.1 percent say that the government has failed to maintain fuel prices.
Respondents also think that Jokowi failed to create jobs, failed to control his ministers and failed to fight against corruption.
Meanwhile, those who are happy with the government's performance say that the government has been successful with its health program, education programs and its fight against narcotics.
The survey was held Sept. 14-22 in 34 provinces involving 1,200 respondents, with 95 percent confident and a 3 percent error margin. Jokowi and Kalla were inaugurated as President and Vice President on Oct. 20 after winning last year’s presidential election. The pair garnered 53.15 percent of votes, beating Gerindra Party chief patron Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Hatta Rajasa, who won 46.85 percent.