Support for presidential nominee Hung Hsiu-chu has been poor, with the DPP’s candidate taking a comfortable lead.
Date: 09 Sep 2015
By: Victoria Jen, Channel NewsAsia’s Taiwan Correspondent
TAIPEI: Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) could face its worst defeat in the presidential
election next January, with its presidential nominee’s chances of making her way into office looking slim.
Polls show its rival, the Democratic Progress Party (DPP), remains ahead in the race with a comfortable lead. Public support for KMT presidential nominee Hung Hsiu-chu has been trailing behind her DPP rival Tsai Ing-wen by double digits.
Even her own party members do not seem to be lending her much support, with few seen rallying at her campaign.
“Even as deputy legislative speaker, she has not helped other lawmakers in gaining political benefits. So there’s little incentive for others to help her,” said National Chengchi University research fellow Yen Chen-shen. [FULL STORY]