TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead U.S. President Donald Trump in the polls a week before the election, a new survey released on Tuesday (Oct. 27) shows that a majority of Taiwanese are not worried that the warmer ties with the U.S. would fray if Biden wins.
The Trump administration faces serious headwinds as the election draws near, including a new high of daily COVID-19 cases, a rising death rate, and increasing long-term jobless figures caused by the pandemic. As of Tuesday, confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 8 million, the highest in the world.
The Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF, 台灣
The poll further shows that 82 percent of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party's supporters favor Trump's re-election, while around 70 percent of the China-leaning Kuomintang's supporters do not.
The poll was conducted by Focus Survey Research (山水民意研究) from Oct. 19-20 via telephone and included 1,080 effective responses. The survey was commissioned by TPOF.
The margin of error associated with this sampling is plus or minus 2.98 percent with a 95-percent confidence interval.