Hung dismisses Soong poll surge

Taipei Times
Date: , Aug 08, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday dismissed People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong’s (宋楚瑜) surge in the polls as just a “temporary phenomenon.”

Asked about her and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) falling poll numbers after Soong announced his presidential bid on Thursday, Hung said she was “not worried.”

“Soong had a successful news conference [on Thursday], and in Taiwan, poll numbers can be temporarily lifted by single events or a random occurrences. However, after calm deliberation and careful observation, the result is likely to be different,” she said.     [FULL  STORY]

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