By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu would finish third
if the January 16 presidential election were held now, according to an opinion poll by Taiwan Indicators Survey Research released Friday.
The survey’s results were similar to some other recent polls, which put Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen far ahead in first place with People First Party Chairman James Soong, who only announced his candidacy earlier this month, in second place.
Hung would receive 12.7 percent of the vote, Soong 19.1 percent and Tsai 37.3 percent, according to the TISR survey. A total of 11.9 percent had already decided not to go or to cast an invalid ballot, while 19 percent had not given a clear opinion. [FULL STORY]