Contradictory polls unsettle Hung

Taipei Times
Date; Feb 19, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) office on Friday said its own poll

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu, center, holding baby, attends the opening of the office of Hsinchu City Councilor Lin Tzu-ai, third left. Photo: CNA

had a different result from one published by a Chinese-language weekly magazine, which showed Hung trailing former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) and KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) in the party’s chairperson race.

A poll, commissioned by the China Times Weekly magazine and published on Friday showed Wu leading with 20.1 percent support, followed by Hau on 17.4 percent and Hung on 16.8 percent.

In another poll, also by the magazine, that excluded pan-green supporters, Hau bested Wu with 24.7 percent to Wu’s 23.1 percent, and Hung came in third with 21.3 percent.

Hung’s office said that the magazine’s poll numbers “had apparent gaps with the general consensus and our office’s poll results.”    [FULL  STORY]

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