Chen Chu, Ko Wen-je top TISI poll in favorability

Taiwan Indicators Survey Index released the results of its latest survey Thursday, with Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu and Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je heading the rankings with favorable ratings of 72.5% and 71% respectively. The next three spots went to Tainan City Mayor William Lai with 65.3%, Speaker of the Legislative Yuan Wang Jin-pyng at 63.6%, and KMT Chairman and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Liluan Chu at 62.1%.

The poll rated twelve leading political figures in terms of their favorability with voters. Bringing up the list were DPP Chairman Tsai Ing-wen at number six with 60.9%; Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung seventh with 53.6%; KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin eighth at 35.2%; Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan ninth with 34.4%; Premier Mao chih-kuo in tenth with 28.1%; Vice President Wu Den-yih 11th with 22.2%,, and President Ma Ying-jeou 12th and last at 21.8%.s

Eric Chu topped the list for favorability among those who consider themselves pan-blue at 84.3%, followed by former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin at 63.3%. Third was Wang Jin-pyng at 62.5% and fourth was the DPP’s Chen Chu at 57.6 %, with President Ma Ying-jeou in fifth at 50.7%. Conversely, the most objectionable of the twelve among pan-blues was Tsai Ing-wen at 49.6%, with Ma Ying-jeou second at 42.6%.

Among those surveyed who consider themselves pan-green, Chen Chu was again the favorite at 94.3%, followed closely by Ko Wen-je at 93%. William Lai and Tsai Ing-wen were third and fourth at 89.3% and 88.8% respectively, while Lin Chia-lung was fifth at 80.4%. Among pan-green responders to the survey the most objectionable political figure was Ma Ying-jeou at 91.8%, followed by vice president Wu Den-yih at 86.4%.

The Taiwan Indicators Survey Index poll was carried out January 26 to 28 by telephone using random sampling and computer-assisted interview techniques. Targets of the survey were 1006 eligible voters 20 years of age and up living on Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu. The confidence level was 95% with a sampling error of ±3.1%.