Nazarudin Effect: The Popularity Decline
Currently, Nazarudin is the most popular person in Indonesian politics. For Partai Demokrat, he is currently the most dangerous person for the party’s political future. His past political scandal actually has a huge impact for the Dems. The most important effect that will affect the Dems political future is the popularity decline for the party. Saiful Mujani said:
"Ada sentimen suara menurun di Partai Demokrat. Ini sejarah pertama PD perolehan suara di bawah pemilu. Pengalaman 2004 selalu di atas hasil pemilu. Sejak Pemilu 2009 sampai sekarang suara Demokrat cenderung turun,"