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Poll: Taipei City Mayor Ko’s Approval Rating Ticks up to 52 Percent

Mayor Ko approval rating up to 5%, disapproval rating down to 2%

According to the poll conducted in June 2021 by the RDEC(Research, Development, and Evaluation Commission) commissioned by TTR(Taiwan Trend Research),  52% of the respondents are satisfied with the performance of Mayor Ko,  35% are not, and 13% have no opinions or do not know. The approval rating increases by 5%, and the disapproval rating was down by 2% in comparison to the previous poll conducted in December 2020. 

Regarding the city administration, 49% of the interviewees were satisfied with their performances, 29% expressed dissatisfaction, and 22% said they had no opinion or did not know. In terms of the previous outsourcing surveys conducted by the RDEC since 2020, the respondents remain fair satisfaction with the mayor, while the administration’s satisfaction declined slightly.

Reviewing the city governance, all standards’ positive rates are higher than negative. Satisfaction rates with public security and environmental protection are higher than 78%; city hospitals, transportation, cultural activities are approximately 60%; public construction, social welfare, and education are about 48% to 54%. Respondents also expressed affirmation to Taipei City Government’s service attitude and administrative efficiency with 74% and 62% satisfaction rates. Regarding the quality of life, 77% of the residents also expressed their satisfaction. It shows that Taipei City’s Administrative efficiency and quality of life are still deeply approved and by the majority of citizens.

Opinion Poll Background Information

This research was conducted during the evenings and weekend afternoons from June 28th, 2021 to July 4th, 2021, respondents were randomly selected and reached on residential landline numbers registered in Taipei City. Overall, 1,071 Taipei citizens above the age of 18 were successfully interviewed, while 658 rejected the interview; and under a 95% confidence interval, the margin of sampling errors is under ±2.99%.

The survey method uses Taipei City’s residential telephone as the parent body, a systematic sample survey with two-digit mantissa random substitution telephones, and weights the samples with gender, age, and place of household registration.