By: Chao Li-yan and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) enjoys the highest
popularity among the nation’s top 12 political leaders, followed by Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德), according to an opinion poll released Sunday.
In the survey conducted by the Taiwan Indicators Survey Research (TISR) aimed at determining the “favorability” of politicians, Chen took the top title as in last year’s poll by scoring a favorability rating of 76.5 percent, while Lai came in second with 67.9 percent.
Coming in third was President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) with 64.8 percent, followed by Premier Simon Chang (張善政) with 56.6 percent, and Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) with 48.3 percent. [FULL STORY]