Taiwan

Government unpopularity grows


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A poll published by the Taiwan Indicator Survey Research (TISR) and published in the Taipei Times gives Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou a 28.2% approval rating, his lowest since being elected in 2008. Of those interviewed 55.8% said that they didn’t trust the president and 69.6% said that they were not satisfied with hi governance.

Of twelve Cabinet ministers on whom the survey sought opinions, only Minister of the Interior Lee Hung-yuan received an approval rating that was greater than his disapproval rating; he scored 31.6% approval and 18.2% disapproval.

Other ministers fared less well,

Minister of Transportation and Communication Mao Chi-kuo has a 23.2% approval rating, Council of Labor Affairs Minister Jennifer Wang has an 18.1% approval rating and for Mainland Affairs Council Minister Lai Shin-yuan it is 15.5%.

Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Bao-ji was bottom of the list with a 7.1% approval rating whilst Council for Economic Planning and Development Minister Yiin Chii-ming managed just 7.5%.

Of those receiving high disapproval ratings, Minister of Economic Affairs Shih Yen-hsiang came top with a 42.2% disapproval rating.

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