Kuomintang presidential hopeful Hung to be put to the test in polls
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan ( ) announced Thursday that Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu’s ( ) fate as the ruling party’s 2016 presidential nominee will be decided by her ability to secure at least 30 percent support in a series of opinion polls set to take place over the coming two days.
The results of the opinion polls are then set to be published on Sunday morning.
According to the ruling party’s regulations, Hung’s nomination will be decided by the collective outcomes of three polls to be conducted by different companies.
She is the only candidate to have qualified for the ruling party’s presidential primary.
Each of the three polls will be comprised of an “approval” survey designed to gauge respondents’ support for Hung as a candidate and a “comparative” survey testing her rating against that of Tsai Ing-wen (
), chairwoman and presidential nominee of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party. In addition, each of the three polls must obtain 1,200 valid results from those polled.
Results from the “approval” and “comparative” components will both be assigned a 50-percent weighting toward Hung’s overall support rating assessment, and the final outcome will be taken from the average of the three polls.