Taipei mayor’s approval rating slips slightly in December: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/01
By: Yu Kai-hsiang and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Jan. 1 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) approval rating was at

Ko Wen-je (second left)

Ko Wen-je (second left)

69.3 percent in December, down 6.3 percentage points from August, Taipei’s Research, Development and Evaluation Commission said on Friday based on a recent poll.

The commission’s survey, conducted roughly one year after Ko took office on Dec. 25, 2014, also found 19.8 percent of respondents dissatisfied with the mayor’s performance.

The approval rating remains above Ko’s own expectation of a 65 percent satisfaction rate, said Huang Ming-tsai (黃銘材), acting head of the commission.

On specific policies, 78.9 percent of respondents were satisfied with Taipei’s safety and security situation, and 58.8 percent were satisfied with traffic and transportation conditions, but only 36 percent were satisfied with elementary to high school education in the city, the poll found.

The poll had 1,007 respondents and a margin of error of plus or minus 3.09 percentage points.

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