By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If the presidential election were held now, Kuomintang contender
Hung Hsiu-chu would finish third behind Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen and People First Party Chairman James Soong, according to a new opinion poll published Friday.
The KMT is expected to confirm Hung’s nomination at a congress this Sunday, while Soong has said he would wait until the July 19 event to announce his decision, though he is widely expected to run.
According to a new survey by the Taiwan Brain Trust, Tsai would win 46.5 percent of the vote if she had to face down both candidates from the “blue” camp. Soong would receive 23.6 percent and Hung would finish last with 17 percent. [FULL STORY]