POLICIES QUESTIONED:Public opinion is almost evenly divided over the government’s ability to implement pension reforms, but almost half doubt its push for judicial reforms
Date: Feb 21, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and the Cabinet have regained some public approval,
the latest poll by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation showed, with a bump of more than 7 percentage points.
It is the first time that their approval ratings have gone up since the administration took office in May last year.
The poll, released yesterday, found that 41.5 percent of respondents approved of Tsai, up from 33.8 percent last month, while the number of those who disapproved of her fell from 54.4 percent last month to 41.3 percent.
“The rebound in Tsai’s approval rating is a surprising turn, and might be caused by an NT$800 billion [US$25.97 billion] infrastructure proposal, the Cabinet reshuffle and the pension reform drive,” foundation chairman You Ying-lung (游盈隆) told a news conference in Taipei. [FULL STORY]