KMT-DPP ANALYSIS:Among KMT supporters, 44.1% told the survey both sides of the Taiwan Strait are ‘independent, sovereign nations that do not belong to each other’
Date: Sep 25, 2015
By: Chung Li-hua and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Nearly 65 percent of respondents in a poll by the Chinese-language Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister paper) said that both sides of the Taiwan Strait are “independent, sovereign nations that do not belong to each other.”
According to the poll, 64.97 percent said that both sides of the strait are sovereign entities, while 18 percent said that both sides are “two political entities that belong to one China.”
Just more than 17 percent said they had no clear response to the issue.
Regarding the cross-strait policies of presidential candidates, the poll showed that 13.67 percent of respondents supported Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) candidate Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) “one China, common interpretation,” while 59.48 percent said they do not support it. [FULL STORY]