As the anti-President Chen-Shui-bian (
According to the latest poll conducted on Wednesday and Thursday by the Chinese-language United Daily News, the support rate for KMT Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Huang Chun-ying (
The poll also revealed that former chairwoman of the Council of Labor Affairs and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Chen Chu (陳菊) had seen her ratings rise from 24 percent to 28 percent. Meanwhile, the poll suggested that Taiwan Solidarity Union candidate Lo Chih-ming (羅志明) could count on only winning 2 percent of the votes.
The survey interviewed 756 Kaohsiung residents with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percent.
In response to the declining support rate for his party's candidate, KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (
"The dropping support rate is a warning sign. We will handle the situation with caution," he said while attending a municipal event in Taipei.
With Kaohsiung for long resolutely in the pan-green camp, KMT Secretary-General Chan Chun-po (
The Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral and city council elections will be held on Dec. 9.
"The media is focusing its attention on the anti-Chen campaign and the election news has been largely ignored," Chang said.
Liao Feng-te (
On the other hand, the party said its Taipei mayoral candidate Hau Lung-bin (