LEADERSHIP CRISIS?The Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation’s chairman said the ratings plunge reflects Tsai’s lack of understanding of what young people worry about
Date: Nov 29, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) approval rating has sunk to 41.4 percent, according to the latest poll
by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation, lower than her disapproval rating for the first time in the foundation’s polls, suggesting a leadership crisis.
The poll was released yesterday to mark Tsai’s six-month anniversary of taking office.
The poll found her approval rating had dropped to a new low of 41.4 percent, while her disapproval rating had climbed to 42.6 percent.
Tsai had an approval rating of 69.9 percent and an disapproval rating of 8.8 percent in May.
“The Tsai administration has been in office for six months and found itself at odds with the majority of the public. Few administrations have experienced such [a rapid fall in popularity],” foundation chairman You Ying-lung (游盈隆) said. “It is clear that Tsai is facing a crisis of political authority and personal leadership.” [FULL STORY]