TVBS poll shows Deputy Speaker Hung behind Tsai by 1%
A TVBS poll found that if the presidential election were held tomorrow, Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu ( ) of the Kuomintang (KMT) would trail the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen ( ) by 1 percent.
Hung is the only candidate quali- fied to run in the KMT’s presidential primary on June 12 and 13. In a TVBS phone survey released yesterday, 33 percent of those polled said they support the deputy speaker.
Asked which candidate they would vote for if the election were held tomorrow, 31 percent of those polled picked Hung, compared to 32 percent for Tsai.
Two percent said they would cast a ballot for independent presidential hopeful Shih Ming-teh ( ) and 35 percent were undecided. The TVBS Poll Center ( TVBS
) said that Hung is likely to meet her party’s “anti-brick” (
) clause for the primary, which stipulates that a contender must win at least 30 percent support in an intra-party poll to secure nomination.
In the event of Hung failing to win nomination, 35 percent of those polled would want the KMT to draft Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng ( ), according to the TVBS poll.
Twenty-six percent would want to recruit KMT Chairman Eric Chu ( ) and less than 1 percent would want Vice President Wu Den-yih ( ), the survey stated.
The TVBS Poll Center collected 1,033 valid samples from Taiwanese residents aged 20 and older via telephone from June 2 to 3. The poll has 95 percent confidence level, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.