Tsai’s approval rating starting to rebound: survey

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 24, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) approval rating has rebounded to more than 50 percent, its highest point in a month, while 67 percent of respondents to a Taiwan Style Foundation survey said they support the president’s coordinatation of the government’s executive and legislative branches, the foundation said yesterday.

Tsai’s approval rating rose from 49 percent last month to 50.6 percent this month, with her disapproval rating standing at 45.2 percent, the foundation said.

The result is seen as a comeback for Tsai after recent polls showed her approval rating dipping below 50 percent. A poll published earlier this month by Taiwan Indicators Survey Research showed Tsai’s approval rating at a record low of 37.6 percent.

Foundation chairman Wang Zhin-sheng (王智盛) said a sharp decline in the government’s approval rating has been halted due to Tsai’s recent moves in cross-strait relations and government leadership.    [FULL  STORY]

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