BLUE SKY:In a head-to-head vote between the DPP’s Tsai and the KMT’s Chu, 54.4 percent of respondents said they would vote for Tsai while 27.2 percent for Chu
Date: Oct 19, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡
英文) has retained a more than 20-point lead over the presidential candidate fielded by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), despite the party’s decision to replace Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) with KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), a Cross-Strait Policy Association poll released yesterday indicated.
Tsai was supported by 45.2 percent of those polled, giving her a 23.3-point lead over Chu who garnered 21.9 percent, with 13.8 percent of respondents backing People First Party presidential candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜).
According to this and other association surveys, Tsai’s support is still about 40 percent, while Soong’s has dropped to a new low, giving the KMT’s presidential campaign a boost of 3.4 percentage points following its selection of Chu. [FULL STORY]