Over 50% back Tsai though unhappy with performance

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-04-27

President Tsai Ing-wen is supported by more than half of Taiwan’s public even though a majority feels dissatisfaction with her performance. That’s according to a recent poll conducted by the Taiwan Style Foundation, an independent think tank.

The poll suggests that 55% are in support of President Tsai, as opposed to 40% not in favor. The numbers also show that roughly 55% are unsatisfied with Tsai’s policies. Probed further, 60% of these respondents felt Tsai’s reform agenda is proceeding too slowly.

The poll also shows that more than 60% are in favor of Tsai’s pension reforms, compared to 23% not in favor. 56% support Tsai’s approach to cross-strait relations, to maintain the status quo. Around 34% said they do not agree with her position. Relations with China have been largely frozen since Tsai took office last year. That’s because Beijing has declared itself unsatisfied with Tsai’s refusal to adhere to its own position on Taiwan’s status.

The poll reveals a strong division between supporters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the opposition Kuomintang (KMT).    [FULL  STORY]

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