By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A recent opinion poll on Taiwan’s presidential candidacy revealed that Democratic
Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen leads nearly 19 percentage points over Kuomintang’s presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu, reports said Monday.
The Taiwan Public Opinion Studies Association poll showed that if the presidential election were held tomorrow, Tsai could take 43.1 percent while Hung would trail at 24.2 percent.
The survey also disclosed that if People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong were thrown into the mix, Tsai’s rating would drop to 41.4 percent as opposed to 21 percent for Hung. Meanwhile, Soong’s elected rating would be at 14.3 percent.
A separate poll also showed that those who voted for Ma Ying-jeou in 2012, 42 percent would go for Hung while 20 percent would vote Soong. The 18 percent polled said they would switch camp and vote for Tsai instead. Meanwhile, 19 percent remained undecided. [FULL STORY]