Want China Times
The popularity of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang’s presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu was
37.6%, 9.5 percentage points lower than that of her rival in the 2016 presidential elections, the opposition Democratic Progressive Party head Tsai Ing-wen, according to the results of a survey made public Monday.
Commissioned by the KMT, Trendgo, a local market and consultation firm, conducted the survey on Sunday night after Hung was officially nominated earlier that day as the ruling party’s presidential candidate.
The results of the survey showed that 15.2% of the polled abstained from expressing their preferences between the two presidential candidates.
Among the polled people, 90.2% of those who were supporters of the KMT said that they supported Hung, while 94.2% of DPP followers said that they were in favor of Tsai.
Among the political parties, 28.7% of the polled people were in favor of the DPP, while 28.6% were for the KMT, 17.4% for People First Party and 12.8% for the Taiwan Solidarity Union [FULL STORY]