By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je’s popularity was falling dangerously close to the public’s level of dissatisfaction, according to an opinion poll by the Want Want China Times Group published Friday.
The outspoken independent was elected by a landslide in November 2014 and took office one month later.
Support for Ko stood at 42.4 percent but dissatisfaction at 39.1 percent, the closest result since his election, said the China Times Weekly, which commissioned the poll from the group’s opinion survey company.
Since the last similar poll published on February 3, satisfaction with Ko had dropped by more than 5 percent from 47.7 percent, while dissatisfaction grew by 9 percent from 30.1 percent.
The magazine suggested that the mayor’s ratings were close to a “death cross,” the point where the negative opinions surpass the positive ones. [FULL STORY]