Current dispute between the candidates focuses on the use of cellphones in the phone polls
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The latest controversy to hit the Democratic Progressive Party’s
(DPP) selection process of a presidential candidate is the dispute over whether or not to include cellphones in the opinion polls likely to determine the nomination.
According to Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) Chairman Ying-lung You (游盈隆), the DPP should honestly research the possibility of adopting a more efficient primary system later on, but not force through a hurried and immediate change of the rules while the procedure to find a nominee has already started.
The image of the ruling party will suffer more harm if it decides to change the rules, You said.
The two contenders differ on the issue of cellphones being included in the opinion polls. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said the polls should stand as close to the public as possible in order to reflect public opinion and find a candidate who is competitive.