Poll finds pension reform pushed up president’s ratings

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 20, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) overall approval rating has rallied to 51.6 percent on

A Taiwan Style Foundation representative yesterday displays a graphic during a news conference in Taipei as the organization released the results of an opinion poll on gaging the support ratings of President Tsai. Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

the back of the passage of pension reform bills, a poll released yesterday by the Taiwan Style Foundation showed.

The poll found that more than 60 percent of respondents were satisfied with Tsai’s pension reform performance, while her approval rating climbed 4.9 percent from a July 3 survey.

However, her disapproval rating was 40.8 percent, and while 41.4 percent of those polled said they were satisfied with her overall performance — an 8 percentage-point increase from the July 3 poll — 54.3 percent said they were dissatisfied.

The approval rating of Premier Lin Chuan (林全) has also risen, from 28.7 percent on July 3 to 34.7 percent, but his disapproval rating remains high at 57.7 percent, the poll showed.    [FULL  STORY]

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