‘DIRTY TRICKS’:The KMT chairman said that once his campaign got under way, the DPP started to take action through lawsuits and mudslinging to avoid a fair contest
Date: Oct 25, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) was trailing his Democratic
Progressive Party (DPP) counterpart by 18 percentage points, the latest survey conducted by the Chinese-language China Times regarding support for presidential candidates published yesterday showed.
The results showed that 38.9 percent of respondents said they would vote for DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), 21.8 percent for Chu and 8.8 percent for People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜).
If a “pan-blue integration” were to occur, meaning that Soong withdraws from the race, both Tsai and Chu’s support would increase, with respondents supporting Tsai rising to 45.7 percent and Chu to 27 percent. [FULL STORY]