Tung still lagging in support stakes

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 November, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 November, 2001, 12:00am

Support for Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa continued to lag last month despite the $15 billion economic relief package announced in his Policy Address, a poll has shown.

The latest findings of a tracking poll conducted by the Public Opinion Programme, a research centre under University of Hong Kong pollster Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, found that the support rating for Mr Tung was 49.3 per cent.

The figure was the same as the September rating, Dr Chung's team said.

The dissatisfaction rating for the Government's performance this month was 47.5 per cent, slightly down from last month's 47.7 per cent. The September figure was 47.3 per cent.

The satisfaction ratings were 15.5 per cent (September), 17.4 per cent (October) and 18.6 per cent (November).

About 1,000 people responded to the survey which was conducted at the end of last month and early this month.