This was the envelope electric bills came in recently. It shows a lighter skinned policeman busting a goatee'd, dark skin, curly-haired fellow for stealing cable.
The latest GVSRC polls are out, with President Ma, the DPP and China, and Taiwan independence as the foci. Ma's trust and satisfaction ratings show that all numbers, positive and negative, rose.....
....though satisfaction rose only marginally while dissatisfaction rose perceptibly. Ma remains a lightning rod for the economic stagnation and rising housing prices that many ordinary individuals are facing. Too, I don't think he's ever been able to shake the perception that he is weak.
Meanwhile on the national status front.....
...the gray line represents "maintain current status and decide in the future", the brown represents "support independence", the orange is "maintain current status permanently" while the black is "support unification." About 10% have no opinion in this poll, but it is clear, as always, that few in Taiwan want to become part of the PRC.
The poll on DPP China policy asks whether the DPP should adjust its China policy and gives three options -- become more open, become more protective, or not change. Among all surveyed, over a quarter gave no answer and 53.7% thought the DPP should become more open -- whatever that means. Among those saying they were DPP supporters, 45.9% thought the DPP should be more open. Whatever that means.
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