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Poll: Nearly 60 Percent Satisfied with Taipei City Mayor Ko's Governing Achievements

Mayor Ko's performance is rated 58% satisfied 

According to the poll conducted in June 2022 by the RDEC (Research, Development, and Evaluation Commission),58% of the respondents are satisfied with the performance of Mayor Ko,  31% do not, and 11% have no opinions or do not know. The approval rating decreases by 4% compared with the previous survey conducted in December 2021. Regarding the city administration, 53% of the interviewees were satisfied with their performances, 21% expressed dissatisfaction, and 25% said they had no opinion or did not know.

Reviewing the city governance, all projects are positive rated than negative. Satisfaction with public security and environmental protection are higher than 80%; city hospitals, transportation, cultural activities, social welfare, and public construction are between 55-70%; and education is about 50%. Respondents also expressed affirmation of Taipei City Government's service attitude and administrative efficiency with 81% and 68% satisfaction rates. Regarding the quality of life, 78% of the residents also expressed satisfaction. It shows that Taipei City's Administrative efficiency and quality of life are still deeply approved by the majority of citizens.

The outsourcing surveys show similar results 

The June satisfaction survey was also commissioned by Taiwan Trend Research to conduct a telephone interview survey at the same time with the same questions and sampling methods. 50% of the respondents were satisfied with the performance of Mayor Ko, 37% expressed dissatisfaction, and 13% said they had no opinion or did not know; 47% of the respondents were satisfied with the city administration, 29% said they were dissatisfied, and 24% said they had no opinion or did not know. Overall, the order of satisfaction of each administrative project is similar to the results of the municipal government survey. However, some satisfaction differs from the city survey by 6 to 8 percentage points (such as the mayor, team, transportation, etc.), which may be due to differences in institutional effects. For example, the interviewing skills and habits of interviewers from different survey agencies are different. References are provided with relevant information.

Opinion Poll Methodology   

Both polls are based on landline telephone interviews conducted in the afternoons and evenings of June 20-24, 2022. The Taipei City Goverment poll successfully interviewed 1,368 people residing in Taipei and aged 18 or older, while 1,881 people refused to participate in the poll. The margin of sampling error is ±2.65% with a 95% confidence level. The TTR poll also interviewed people residing in Taipei and aged 18 or older. 1,070 people answered the questions and 319 people refused to participate. The margin of sampling error is ±3.00% with a 95% confidence level.The telephone numbers were randomly selected from the residential numbers registered in Taipei City with systematic 2-digit mantissa substitution. The calculation of sampling weights is based on gender, age, and registered domicile.