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Taiwan president rides high in polls despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the sixth anniversary of her first inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is still riding high in the polls despite the onslaught of a COVID-19 surge, the threat fr...

Taiwan pollster sees health minister as candidate for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set on nominating Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as the ruling camp’s candidate for mayor of Taipei City, a pollst...

Majority of Taiwanese now want independence amid Ukraine war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a new poll released on Tuesday (April 26), over 52% of respondents said they want de jure independence for Taiwan amid the Russo-Ukrainian War, a significant increase o...

Taiwanese split on 'coexisting with COVID' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll released on Tuesday (April 26) revealed that Taiwanese are split over the government's policy to "coexist with COVID," with slightly more people o...

Taiwanese pessimistic about prospect of US sending troops to help defend nation: Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scenes of Ukrainians fighting against the invading Russian military have made Taiwanese less hopeful of American support in the event of a war in Taiwan, and this is refle...

Taiwan pollster dismisses survey claiming majority support status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, discussions of the consensus on Taiwan's status quo have surfaced, with pollster You Ying-lung (游盈隆) saying different m...

Taiwan's DPP seeking to drum up enthusiasm ahead of 4-vote referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese will vote to either accept or reject four political proposals on Saturday (Dec. 18), with Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) indicating unaffiliated vote...

Taiwan pollster lambasts DPP's ‘anti-democratic’ candidate nomination measures for local races

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) Chairman You Ying-lung (游盈隆) on Thursday (Nov. 4) lashed out at the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate n...

Taiwan’s DPP outpolls other parties in favorability, while KMT sinks into gloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll shows that the affection of Taiwanese for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has dwindled over the past year as measured by the “feeling the...

Survey reconfirms Taiwan’s KMT facing rapid senescence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Behind newly elected Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) lively victory speech urging supporters to rally and regroup, there lies a daunting demographic reali...

Pollster calls on Taiwan president to resign as party leader over criminals infiltrating DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Polling expert You Ying-lung (游盈隆) on Wednesday (May 5) called on Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to step down as ruling party leader after she apologized for not enfo...

Just over half of Taiwanese satisfied with president's performance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The approval rating for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has fallen slightly this month but is still above 50 percent, according to a poll released on Tuesday (Jan. 26). Th...

60% of Taiwanese believe US would send troops if China attacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to menace Taiwan with aggressive military actions, a new poll released on Monday (Sept. 28) shows that 60 percent of Taiwanese believe that the U.S. wou...

Pollster dissects Tsai’s decision to open Taiwan to US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a press conference on Aug. 28, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced the new policy of opening the Taiwanese market to U.S. pork containing ractopamine, an additive th...

Citizen Judges Act’s passage shame for Taiwan: Critic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The passage of the contentious Citizen Judges Act (國民法官法) on Wednesday (July 22) “marked a shameful day in the history of Taiwan democracy,” said Taiwan Public...