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President Tsai's Approval Rating Hits Record Low: Poll

Poster:Post date:2018-05-29
Catergory:Public Opinions
Region:(Taiwan)
Issue:(Taiwan Party Politics and Domestic Issues)
(My Formosa Epaper) In May 2018, President Tsai Ing-wen's approval rating dropped to 23.5%, a new low since she took power in 2016, while her disapproval rating rose to 62.6%. Meanwhile, Premier William Lai's approval rating also dropped to 34.1%, which for the first time was surpassed by his disapproval number that stood at 44.7%.
According to My Formosa Epaper's public opinion survey in May 2018, President Tsai Ing-wen's approval rating dropped 6.6 percentage points from last month to 23.5%, while her disapproval rating rose 1 percentage point to 62.6%. This might be attributed to the impacts of several events, including Taiwan's worse ranking in the "World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018" published by IMD, the loss of Dominican Republic and Bukina Fasobroke as diplomatic allies, the controversies involving Minister of Education, as well as the DPP's decision to nominate its own candidate for the Taipei Mayor election.

Premier William Lai's approval rating also dropped 8.2 percentage points from last month to 34.1%, while his disapproval number increased 3.6 percentage points to 44.7%. It is noteworthy that for the first time, Premier Lai's disapproval rating surpassed his approval rating since he took office 9 months ago.

Regarding the party identification, less than 20% of the respondents are willing to vote for both pan-Blue coalition (12.7%) and pan-Green green coalition (15.8%), and the rest of 60.3% remains to be independent voters, which means they have no specific party preference. This can be explained by people's strong feeling of "vicious competition between Blue and Green". (75.8% of the respondents indicate this in the poll.)

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