Satisfaction with Jokowi Drops in Effect of Rising Fuel Prices, Adian Compares with SBY

Jakarta

The results of the Indonesian Political Indicators survey show the level of public satisfaction with the performance of the President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) fell 10% after the increase in fuel prices. Member of the Indonesian House of Representatives Adian Napitupulu compared the decline in President Jokowi’s satisfaction level with that of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) in 2013, after increasing fuel prices

“The satisfaction level (Jokowi) was last 62.6%. When compared and the same level of satisfaction in the 2013 SBY period, according to SMRC it was around 55%, if I’m not mistaken. Then, according to LSI, around 35% if I’m not mistaken, but it can be done in the crosscheck,” said Adian in the release of the Indonesian Political Indicators survey, which was broadcast on YouTube, Sunday (18/9/2022).

“This means that, in the period nearing the end of the term of office, if we compare the SBY and Jokowi periods in the midst of rising fuel prices, I see Jokowi’s still high,” he added.

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Adian then explained the survey data he had collected regarding the level of public satisfaction with SBY’s performance when he raised fuel prices in 2013. From that data, Adian said that the level of public satisfaction with Jokowi was still better than SBY.

“The SMRC is 55.8% in 2013, the LSI is 35.9%, it’s very low. When compared to head to head like that, Jokowi is still better today, even though Jokowi’s survey was actually conducted 2 days after the fuel price hike,” he said.

Furthermore, Adian explained that the percentage increase in fuel prices during the SBY era was greater than during the Jokowi era. The member of Commission VII of the House of Representatives in charge of energy stated that the percentage increase in fuel prices during the SBY era was 254%.

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“In total, in terms of percentage increase compared to President SBY, President SBY has increased about 254% in 10 years. Meanwhile, President Jokowi has only increased the percentage by 54%. That is in percentage terms,” ​​he said.

The ’98 activist then described in more detail the increase in fuel prices during the SBY and Jokowi eras. Adian said the total increase in fuel prices under President Jokowi was Rp. 3,500.

“In terms of numbers, the total increase in fuel prices in the era of President SBY was Rp. 4,690. While in the era of President Jokowi, the increase in fuel was Rp. 3,500. So numerically, the total increase in fuel prices in the SBY administration was Rp. 1,190 compared to the Jokowi era. “As a percentage or in terms of numbers, yes, the increase was higher during the 10-year era of President SBY compared to Jokowi,” he said.

However, Adian still sees weaknesses in the Jokowi government in order to increase fuel prices. He saw the weakness of the Jokowi era, namely the issue of socialization, both regarding the plan to increase it to the Rp 502 trillion subsidized budget that had been disbursed.

“What are the weaknesses? We may not convey these comparisons massively, so that they affect the public opinion surveyed earlier. But it doesn’t matter. In my opinion, then this government will not be able to satisfy everyone,” said Adian.

“At the same time, we may be weak in conveying that, for example, Rp 502 trillion is the total energy subsidy, which includes gas subsidies, electricity, including fuel,” he added.

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