By: Lilian Wu
Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) The ruling Kuomintang’s presidential candidate Eric Chu
(朱立倫) has come within 8 percentage points of his main rival, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party, for the first time, according to latest public opinion poll published by the KMT Monday.
With 12 days to go before the Jan. 16 election, Chu’s approval rating has climbed to 31.2 percent after the second and final presidential debate on Jan. 2, while Tsai is leading with 39.2 percent, the KMT said in a news release.
James Soong (宋楚瑜) of the People First Party, is trailing with a 10.7 percent approval rating, the KMT said, adding that 18.9 percent of voters have not disclosed how they will vote. [FULL STORY]