Date: Mar 31, 2015
By: Chen Yu-hsuan and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
A survey released by the TVBS poll center yesterday on the approval ratings of the heads of
the nation’s six special municipalities placed Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) first with 76 percent, independent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) second with 70 percent and Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) of the DPP in third place with 68 percent.
Fourth was New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) with 50 percent, while Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦), both members of the DPP, where fifth and sixth with 43 percent and 42 percent respectively.
The survey was conducted to gauge residents’ satisfaction with the six mayors as Friday marks 100 days since they were sworn in on Dec. 25 last year.
The survey included ratings on satisfaction with the mayors’ policies, satisfaction with their administration, residents’ pride in their cities, faith in the mayors’ future governance, their boldness, their ability to communicate and coordinate, their integrity, their understanding of public opinion and their ability to handle crises. [FULL STORY]