SLIPPING IN THE SOUTH:The magazine poll showed that support for Tsai in the DPP strongholds of Kaohsiung and Pingtung lagged behind the Hon Hai chief by 2.3 percent
Date: May 06, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
A poll has found that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) would beat President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in a presidential election if the election were to take place tomorrow.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday responded by saying it is pointless to respond to a hypothetical question.
Gou has been on the lips of some local media and a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairperson candidate for his possible candidacy, particularly after it was reported that he visited the White House for meetings with US President Donald Trump.
In the China Times Weekly poll, 35.7 percent of respondents said they would vote for Gou, if a presidential election were to take place tomorrow, compared with Tsai’s 24.2 percent; 22.5 percent did not respond to the question. [FULL STORY]