Public opinion data show Tsai losing base

The China Post
Date: November 29, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — New poll figures showing a continuing slide in President Tsai Ing-wen’s approval ratings have sparked suggestions that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is losing not only the support of floating voters, but also its own pan-green base.

The president’s approval rating hit a new low for her time in office, in a poll released Monday by polling agency the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (台灣民意基金會).

Since her inauguration, support for Tsai has tumbled by 28.5 percent, with experts calling it a “worrying erosion of support,” as the administration hits the six-month mark.

According to the poll, 41.4 percent approved of Tsai’s handling of national matters and personnel appointments in the past half year since May 20, while 42.6 percent did not.    [FULL  STORY]

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