MONTHLY SURVEY:Tsai could be hurt more if she rams her infrastructure development budget through the legislature, the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation chair said
Date: Jun 27, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) approval rating has dropped to a new low of 33 percent due to
diplomatic failures and the unpopularity of her administration’s key policies, a monthly opinion poll released yesterday found.
The poll by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation found that Tsai’s approval rating has dipped from 39.4 percent last month to 33.1 percent this month, her lowest rating since taking office in May last year, while her disapproval rating was 49.6 percent this month.
The approval rating for Premier Lin Chuan’s (林全) Cabinet fell from 34 percent last month to 28.7 percent, and its disapproval rating rose from 58.1 percent to 61.1 percent, the highest in the monthly survey since December last year.
Tsai’s approach to cross-strait relations did not please 58.2 percent of respondents, the highest level since August last year, while 34.6 percent were satisfied with her approach. [FULL STORY]