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KMT concerned Ma’s ratings may affect elections

CONTAGION:Some KMT members are worried that the president’s consistently dismal ratings could turn into long-term opposition among solid supporters

By Huang Wei-chu and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter, with Staff writer

Yao also voiced concern that this discontent could turn into a long-term opposition against the party, which he said could jeopardize the party’s chances of winning in the 2014 elections.

Another committee member, Hsiao Ching-tien (蕭景田), said the dismal approval ratings underscored the Ma administration’s unsatisfactory economic performance and problematic policymaking.

“It is not too late for the administration to turn things around if it engages in serious self-reflection. Otherwise, there will be no one left to come to its rescue,” Hsiao said.

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