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Published: Friday June 27, 2014 MYT 10:40:02 AM
Updated: Friday June 27, 2014 MYT 10:41:32 AM

Jokowi remains frontrunner in Indonesia's presidential race - poll

Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko Widodo speaks during a televised debate with his opponent Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta June 15, 2014.REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko Widodo speaks during a televised debate with his opponent Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta June 15, 2014.REUTERS/Beawiharta

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has a nine percentage point lead over ex-general Prabowo Subianto with less than two weeks before Indonesia's July 9 presidential election, according to the latest opinion poll published on Friday.

In a survey of 790 voters between June 5-24, the state-funded Indonesian Institute of Science found 43 percent support for Jokowi, 34 percent for Prabowo, with 23 percent undecided.

All of Indonesia's polls show Jokowi leading Prabowo but the gap between the two was narrowing.

(Reporting by Kanupriya Kapoor and Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Paul Tait)

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