KMT leads DPP in Taiwan legislator-at-large election

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Han Kuo-yu trails Tsai Ing-wen by 4.7 percentage points based on poll of 7,000 Taiwanese netisens

An online poll revealed by Yahoo News on Monday (December 9) shows Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen leading the Kuomintang’s (KMT) Han Kuo-yu by 4.7 percentage points in the January election.

In the latest poll results based on 7,000 online respondents, Tsai and her running mate William Lai only led Han and his aide Simon Chang within the “margin of error,” which is vastly different from the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) poll released late November. According to Yahoo News, KMT was favoured by 30.7 percent of respondents, to 22.5 percent for the DPP, in the legislator-at-large election.

The Taiwan’s People Party (TPP) led by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (???) came in third, with a 13.6 percent support rate, followed by the New Power Party (NPP) on 6.2 percent. The increasing difference between the support rates of the two parties also serves as a warning for the NPP.

The poll has generated heated debate among Taiwanese netisens. Some claimed that both the DPP and the KMT were not “trustworthy,” while others encouraged support for Tsai’s re-election.


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