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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How opinion polls could break the 2017 chief executive election impasse

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:59pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo offers a way for public to have a say in electing chief executive How opinion polls could break 2017 election deadlock As Hong Kong struggles to come up with a suitable method for electing the chief executive in 2017, one solution may be to use public opinion polls as a constitutional convention or requirement to accompany any "mainstream" model. Given ...

  2. Pan-democrat clashes, likely poll inaccuracies cloud predictions

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... to opinion polls add uncertainty to the outcome. Opinion surveys by the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and Lingnan University have all shown Civic Party candidate Alan Leong Kah-kit, ... shown, while the pan-democrats could have been expected to get 3 per cent less. And Professor Li said many Beijing-friendly voters tended not to respond to opinion polls, further undermining poll ...

  3. Trust in surveys undermined, pollsters warn

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... requests, Professor Wong said opinion polls should not be influenced by political rows. Li Pang-kwong, director of the public governance programme at Lingnan University, said more voters might ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phyllis Tsang Response drops over exit poll fears Pollsters warned yesterday that public trust in election surveys had been compromised, after recent controversy over ...

  4. Young people in change of heart

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... on Sunday. In the association's first poll, which was conducted in the middle of last month, 58.2 per cent of respondents said they would vote, while 57 per cent expressed the same intention in the second poll released last week. One of the survey organisers, Chan Kwok-bong, said incidents such as the controversy surrounding the Equal Opportunities Commission and university budget cuts ...

  5. Comment

    Champions of Beijing's camp losing public opinion war on political reform

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:38pm by Albert Cheng

    ... losing the public opinion war on political reform The authorities are waging a war against the pan-democrats in the court of public opinion in a bid to steamroller Beijing's highly ... surveys. If other public faces of the anti-Occupy Central movement were included in the polls, their popularity scores would probably be even worse. The fact that opportunists such as Robert Chow ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Leung's popularity falls to record low, poll finds

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 05:25pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... at the university’s public opinion programme surveyed 1,005 people, over February 1-6, through random telephone calls. Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, the head of the polling programme, said the latest drop ... Lai Ying-kit Plagued by accusations made by a former ally, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s popularity has plunged to a record low, according to a poll by the University of Hong Kong ...

  7. By-elections bill stokes public anger, poll finds

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The city's level of anger has risen, according to the latest opinion poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong, fuelled by events ... of respondents felt 'angry', 4 per cent up on the previous poll early last month and the highest yet recorded in the public opinion programme. The poll has a maximum margin of error of plus ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Voters 'more co-operative' with exit polls, says HKU's Robert Chung

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... they were in 2008, generating largely accurate results, a leading pollster said. Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, told a radio ... "Voters were much more co-operative," Chung said. "But it still didn't reach the level of eight years ago, before the controversies about exit polls became heated. It was about 60 ...

  9. Public support for Tang plunges as scandal hits

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, which conducted the poll. Chung said because of the timing, the survey, conducted from Monday to Thursday, did not fully reflect the impact ... by the pollsters. Respondents were polled from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. In the previous survey, last week, Tang had the support of 26.1 per cent of respondents. The latest poll found he was backed by 21.3 per ...

  10. Serious concerns over think tank's poll results

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Opinion polls have become part of our daily life. Often we answer the phone only to find we are being asked to give our views on certain topics by an automated machine or a pollster. ... to find out how people feel about every step the government may or may not take. The agency is tasked, among other things, to assess public opinion for the government's reference in decision ...




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