A new poll shows that 76% of the public is satisfied with the government response to the Hualien earthquake. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) released the results of the poll Wednesday.
According to the poll, dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of the earthquake was at 12.5%.
Party spokesperson Kolas Yotaka says satisfaction was particularly high among respondents aged 20-29. Overall, 86.2% of respondents in this age bracket expressed approval. She also said that approval reached 80% in several areas where support for the DPP is not typically high. These areas include Hualien County itself.
The poll also measured approval for President Tsai Ing-wen. According to the results, support and opposition to Tsai’s administration is nearly evenly split.
The poll was conducted by telephone on Monday and Tuesday, with 811 valid samples collected.