FINANCIAL Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is the most popular senior government official as public confidence in the administration of Tung Chee-hwa dwindles, according to an RTHK survey released yesterday. For the survey, the radio station asked 522 people to rate their confidence in the Government on a scale of zero to 10 - and eight per cent of the respondents gave the administration a 'zero' score. Asked which of Mr Tung's policies was the worst, 51 per cent said housing and 33 per cent said economic policy. Researcher Dr Li Pang-kwong of Lingnan University said the findings showed an alarming number of people did not support Mr Tung. 'The Government should strive to calm public discontent before more reforms are brought in,' Dr Li said. When asked to assess the performance of senior government officials in the past three years, the respondents awarded Mr Tsang an average of six marks out of 10 and Chief Secretary for Administration Anson Chan Fang On-sang 5.7 marks. Mr Tung and Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie got just 4.4 and 4.1 marks respectively. Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming attributed Mr Tung's unpopularity to a failure to listen to public views. The Liberal Party's Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee also said Mr Tung had not attached enough importance to the views of the legislature, where half of the seats were directly elected. A separate poll by the Hongkong Policy Viewers found more than half the respondents thought the Tung administration failed to govern effectively over the past year. The 500 respondents to the poll, which is conducted each year, rated the Government's performance at 4.2 marks out of 10 on average - the lowest since the handover. The group's chairman, Dr Victor Wong Cheong-wing, warned the Government not to ignore public opinion. 'The findings are already alarming and similar findings were received in other surveys.' About 80 per cent of the respondents demanded an earlier review of the political system and mode of elections.