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Tainan mayor has highest approval rating of big city leaders

Tainan mayor has highest approval rating of big city leaders

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (???) scored the highest overall satisfaction rating of any mayor of Taiwan's six major municipalities after 100 days in office, according a poll conducted by cable TV news station TVBS. Lai had a 76 percent satisfaction rating, compared with 70 percent support for Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (???) and 68 percent support for Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (??). The bottom three were New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (???), with a satisfaction rating of 50 percent, Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (???) at 43 percent, and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (???) at 42 percent. They all had higher ratings from respondents in their respective cities than in a previous poll conducted one month after they took office except for Chen, whose 68 percent rating was unchanged from 70 days earlier. Lai and Chu made the biggest gains, adding 9 and 8 percentage points, respectively, while Cheng's rating was 6 percentage points higher and Ko and Lin each gained 2 percentage points. Ko received the highest marks for being bold and resolute, with 83 percent of respondents seeing him that way, compared with 79 percent and 75 percent who felt Lai and Chen had those traits, respectively, the TVBS poll. But Ko, who has made repeated verbal gaffes in his first 100 days in office, did not get high marks for his communications and coordination skills. Some 35 percent of respondents said he was skilled in this area, and 50 percent said he was not. Lai was rated as the best communicator, with 69 percent of Tainan residents saying he was capable in this aspect of his job. Chen and Chu were rated good communicators by 68 and 64 percent of respondents, respectively. The poll was conducted between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. every day from March 10-23 among adults in the six municipalities simultaneously, with 820-852 valid samples collected in each of the municipalities. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. (By Lee Shu-hua and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-23 17:17 GMT+08:00