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Indonesian President Joko Widodo is greeted by Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong on April 30, 2017. So far, the rise of Islamist politics has not hurt his popularity.
FT Confidential Research

Jokowi's popularity strong ahead of Indonesian elections

Performance key to president's success, FTCR survey finds

| Indonesia

Despite disappointing third-quarter gross domestic product growth and slowing consumption in Indonesia over the past year, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo continues to enjoy strong approval, the latest survey from FT Confidential Research found.

The president's approval rating stood at 56.4% in December, nearly level with his highest result in September 2017 and more than double the level at the start of his presidential term. Jokowi's popularity has been growing steadily, suggesting he has won hearts and minds despite lingering challenges facing the economy and the rise of identity politics in Indonesia.

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