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Psephology

Poll finds only a third of Hongkongers understand they can vote for 'super seats'

Only a third of Hongkongers realise they have a vote in the new "super seats" in next month's Legislative Council election, a survey has found.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 3:47am

Debate needed on exit-polls strategy

In a free and pluralistic society like Hong Kong's, a debate about whether there is a need to regulate election-related opinion polls should not raise eyebrows. But when the call comes from a senior official of the central government's liaison office, it strikes a raw nerve.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HKU may skip exit polls for Legco election

Leading pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu warns that his agency will be 'hesitant' about running exit polls for September's Legco election unless the rules are tightened.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pair held over hacking of mock poll

Police last night questioned a man and a youth arrested over an attack by hackers on a computer system being used in a mock election for the chief executive.

The pair, both Hongkongers and aged 17 and 28, were arrested on Saturday evening by detectives from the force's commercial crime bureau at premises in Kowloon and the New Territories. The pair were later released on bail.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Liaison office man airspre-election polling curbs

A senior official of the central government's liaison office who previously accused some Hong Kong pollsters of having a political agenda has floated the idea of regulating opinion polls in the run-up to elections.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Public support for Tang plunges as scandal hits

Popular support for scandal-hit chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen plunged 5 percentage points this week to 21.3 per cent of respondents in the latest survey co-commissioned by the South China Morning Post.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Have a 'say' on chief

Hongkongers may have a say in the forthcoming chief executive election through a simulated vote. The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) public opinion programme plans to hold a citywide poll two days before the official March 25 election, when the 1,200-strong election committee will pick the city's next leader.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

City to choose pan-democrat contender

The pan-democrats will stage a primary election to choose a candidate from their camp to run in the chief executive race.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

By-elections bill stokes public anger, poll finds

The city's level of anger has risen, according to the latest opinion poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong, fuelled by events such as the government's controversial proposal to scrap by-elections for the Legislative Council.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Equally wrong

The Electoral Affairs Commission has put forward proposed guidelines on election-related activities. One of them requires online programmes to give equal time to all candidates in election-related programmes. The rules would also prevent candidates from appearing on the online shows they present during the election period.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

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