Ko Wen-je leading Taipei mayoral race, polls show

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 18, 2018
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Opinion polls by two local media outlets released yesterday showed Taipei Mayor Ko

Democratic Progressive Party Taipei mayoral candidate Pasuya Yao speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

Wen-je (柯文哲) in the lead ahead of the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24.

A poll commissioned by the Chinese-language Apple Daily and conducted by the Institute of Public Opinion at Shih Hsin University showed Ko leading with 34.9 percent of the vote, 4.1 percentage points higher than Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) at 30.8 percent.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Pasuya Yao (姚文智) had 10.4 percent of the vote, while 21.9 percent of respondents said they were undecided or declined to answer.

Of those polled, 61.6 percent who identified as pan-blue camp supporters said they back Ting, with 23.1 percent supporting Ko.

The poll showed that 45.3 percent of pan-green camp supporters favored Ko and 44.9 supported Yao, while 43.3 percent of neutral respondents supported Ko, 18.2 percent support Ting and 4.4 percent support Yao.    [FULL  STORY]

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