Tsai Scores 66% Approval Rating in New Survey|蔡總統聲望調查 約66%民眾滿意施政表現


President Tsai Ing-wen garnered a 66 percent approval rating in a latest leadership satisfaction survey, which scholars attribute to recent "diplomatic breakthroughs" and improved relations with the US. In addition, 58 percent of respondents said they disagreed with former President Ma Ying-jeou's recent statement that China has adopted a "the first battle will be the last" strategy towards Taiwan. The PRC military has been active in the Taiwan Straits in recent weeks, but 60 percent of respondents said they are not worried about military conflict in the strait.


According to a survey conducted by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation, President Tsai Ing-wen has a 65.8 percent approval rating and a disapproval rating of 22.1 percent. Scholars attribute this to recent "diplomatic breakthroughs" including improved relations with the US.

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar recently visited Taiwan while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has recently called for changes to China's Communist Party. Fifty-six percent of survey respondents said they agreed with Pompeo, while experts said this was probably a new policy of the Trump administration.

The Trump administration's new policy appears to have bipartisan support.

Mike Pompeo, in some ways, seems to be advocating 1950s Cold War-era "containment" strategy.

The PRC military has been active in the Taiwan Straits in recent weeks, but 60 percent of respondents said they are not worried about military conflict in the strait. In addition, 33.9 percent said they agree with and 58.3 percent said they don't agree with former President Ma Ying-jeou's statement that the PRC is taking a "the first battle is the last battle" approach towards Taiwan.
Neither past nor (present) presidents like to show weakness, so President Ma's stance -- perhaps more clarification is needed.

So, I think we should give President Ma a chance to explain further. I'm very curious to hear more.

The survey also polled respondents on former presidents, with only Chiang Kai-shek getting less than a 60 percent approval rating. Chiang Ching-kuo and Lee Teng-hui both garnered an approval rating of over 84 percent.



台灣民意基金會24號公布最新民調,其中針對總統聲望調查,有高達65.8%的民眾,對總統蔡英文近期的施政表示滿意,不滿意的只有22.1%,顯示近期外交有所突破,加上台美關係升溫,連帶拉抬總統聲望。

美國衛生部長阿札爾訪台,颳起一陣旋風;美國國務卿龐佩奧,還拋出中共非中國的主張。根據民調顯示,5成6的人同意這番論述,學者認為、這應是川普政府的新政策。

台灣民意基金會董事長 游盈隆表示:「川普政府的一個新的政策,看起來,也是美國兩黨的一個共同的觀點。」

前考選部長 林嘉誠表示:「龐佩奧,他講這個話,已經某方面來講,幾乎是已經到了,好像回到冷戰階段嗎?1950年代開始的圍堵策略以後,開始冷戰。」

美中關係降到冰點,美台關係則持續升溫,讓中國頻頻在台海舉行軍演;不過民調顯示,有將近6成的人不擔心台海爆發戰爭。至於前總統馬英九提出,首戰即終戰的說法,認為台灣等不到美軍,戰爭就結束,中共就贏了;同意的只佔33.9%,不同意的則高達58.3%。

北市大教授 丁庭宇表示:「不管(現任)總統,還是過去的總統,都不適宜示人於弱。所以馬總統講這個話,可能週邊的這個輔助說明不夠多。」

資深媒體人 楊憲宏表示:「所以我覺得,我們再給馬總統一次機會,請他再講清楚一點,我也很想知道他這個理論。」

此外,這份民調也首度對歷任總統打分數,結果只有前總統蔣介石的及格比例低於6成,前總統蔣經國和李登輝,及格比例都超過84%。

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