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Jokowi on Course to Win Indonesia's April Election, Survey Shows

  • Support for incumbent up 5 points from 2014: Roy Morgan Poll
  • Jokowi rival Subianto’s backing declines by 5 points: survey
Joko Widodo
Joko WidodoPhotographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is expected to win a second term in the April 17 presidential election as he leads against rival Prabowo Subianto, according to the latest Roy Morgan opinion poll published Friday.

Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, had the support of 58 percent of Indonesians, up five percentage points from the 2014 election, while backing for Subianto was down five points to 42 percent, a survey of 1,039 electors in January showed.