In its latest public opinion survey, conducted between January 10 and January 18, the Jakarta-based pollster found that 61 per cent of 1,220 respondents thought that Susi had done a good job especially regarding her popular decision to crack down on illegal fishing activities by foreign fishermen.
No other minister in Jokowi’s Cabinet had a job-approval rating higher than that of Susi.
“Other than extensive media coverage, Susi is considered as a minister who can make policies that meet demands from the public,” said LSI executive director Kukrisdho Ambardi.
Other ministers who are also considered to be popular, like transportation minister Ignasius Jonan and energy and mineral resources minister Sudirman Said, registered job-approval ratings lower than Susi.
Jonan won just 39.5 per cent approval while Sudirman got only 33.7 per cent.
The survey found that religious affairs minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin was the second-most popular minister with 48.4 per cent approval rating.
Social affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa came in third place with 48.3 per cent while culture, elementary and secondary education minister Anies Baswedan came in fourth place with a 47.5-per cent approval rating.
The survey, which was made public on Monday, in general found that people were satisfied with the performance of President Jokowi.
More than 55 percent of the 1,220 respondents said they were “quite satisfied” with the president’s performance in his first 100 days.
About 22.9 per cent said that they were “not quite satisfied” with Jokowi, while 2.9 per cent said that they were “disappointed”.
Late last week Jakarta-based pollster the Populi Center also published findings from its latest round of public opinion surveys, saying that Jokowi had a high level of approval rating.
The pollster, which asked questions to respondents across the country’s 34 provinces, found that an overwhelming majority of people supported Jokowi’s administration.
The approval rating for Jokowi stood at 70.1 per cent.
Late last month, a Social and Political Study Center (Puspol) Indonesia survey showed that 51 per cent of respondents were losing faith in Jokowi’s presidency.
The survey also asked respondents to score, on a scale of one to 10, Jokowi’s communication skills and appearance. –