By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Slightly more than half the Taiwanese were satisfied with the performance of their new president, Tsai Ing-wen, two weeks after she was sworn in, a poll commissioned by the Taiwan Thinktank showed Friday.
Tsai and her new administration were inaugurated on May 20, more than four months after she and her Democratic Progressive Party won a decisive election victory.
Tsai received the approval of 52.4 percent of respondents, with only 12.5 percent expressing negative views, according to the poll. When looking at regional results, Kaohsiung City and Penghu County gave her the highest positive ratings, up to 59 percent.
Premier Lin Chuan, who also took office on May 20, saw his approval at 47 percent, with 14.8 percent disapproving. His maximum level of 56.3 percent was reached in Tainan City, Chiayi City, Chiayi County and Yunlin County, the poll said, though Kaohsiung, Pingtung County and Penghu also gave him 54.4 percent. [FULL STORY]