Government unpopularity grows


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.

Tagged with:

More detailed briefing on the politics and risk of doing business in this country is available to clients and subscribers. If you would like to know more then please contact enquiries@tradebridgeconsultants.com