Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ma Satisfaction Rating Falls

Global Views published its latest Ma approval poll. The KMT news org gave the table above, GV's original file is here (PDF). The legislature remains at 53% disapproval. No doubt all of them will be re-elected.

I have no explanation for the sudden drop in Ma's satisfaction rating, except to say that there does not seem to be any reason for the sudden 8 point jump in the October poll. The notorious disqualification of Taekwondo star Yang Shu-chun took place after the poll data was collected, so the numbers aren't being impacted by public complaints that the Ma Administration was looking weak.
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Anonymous said...

It could be that the rise in criticism from the elections has brought more negative press.

Dixteel said...

Could it be the Tokyo Film Festival? maybe Ma's rating is just simply so highly correlated to China's action.

Anonymous said...

The last two months may or may not be blips. What stands out to me is that from December 2009 to March 2010, Ma hovered at around 23%. From May to Sept 2010, it was closer to 30%. Maybe Ma did get a noticeable boost from the ECFA debate.

blobOfNeurons said...

That 8 point fluctuation was probably random.

philippe said...

come on
it's above 0% so something good out of it