A Golkar Party politician admits that he is happy with the fact that the party managed to “steal” support from the Democratic Party, as revealed within a recent survey, saying that it could boost Golkar’s confidence to solidify its political work on the grass roots level.
“The survey was conducted by a reliable institution. We should respond to it by increasing the quality of our political work by accommodating more grass roots programs,” Priyo Budi Santoso said Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.
He then promised that Golkar would extend its best efforts to win the people’s hearts in the upcoming 2014 General Elections.
The Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) had announced that the Golkar Party had benefited from the recent controversy regarding the absence of former Democratic Party treasurer Muhammad Nazaruddin, who had twice been summoned to respond to a Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigation.
The survey revealed that Golkar managed to reach the top position by securing 17.9 percent support from respondents, leaving the Democratic Party with only 15.5 percent of respondents giving them a favorable appraisal.