The ruling Kuomintang got an immediate bump in the public opinion polls
with its selection Saturday of its chairman Eric Chu as its 2016 presidential candidate, according to a survey by the Cross-Strait Policy Association (CSPA).
The poll showed 21.9% support for Chu, compared with 18.5% for Hung Hsiu-chu, who was replaced Saturday at a special KMT congress as the party’s presidential candidate.
However, in a match up against the two opposition party candidates, the KMT’s boost with Chu as its candidate was offset by an increase in the poll numbers for the leading candidate, Tsai Ing-wen of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). [FULL STORY]