FAN BASE:Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has an approval rating of 68.5 percent nationwide, the poll found, with younger and higher-educated people more likely to support him
Date: Aug 15, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) approval rating has dropped to below 30 percent,
the lowest of her presidency, while Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has an approval rating of about 70 percent nationwide, one of the highest for any politician in the nation’s history, according to a monthly poll by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation released yesterday.
Tsai’s approval rating has fallen to 29.8 percent, the lowest since the foundation began tracking her popularity in May last year, with 50 percent of respondents saying they are unsatisfied with the way she leads the government, the third-highest dissatisfaction rate since she took office.
The approval rating of Premier Lin Chuan’s (林全) Cabinet was 28.7 percent, with 59.7 percent of respondents dissatisfied with the Executive Yuan’s performance.