Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's popularity has continued to rise, an opinion poll has found. But 62 per cent of respondents said they still had no confidence in Mr Tung, and 53 per cent said they were dissatisfied with the government's performance. A telephone survey of 1,030 respondents, carried out by the University of Hong Kong last week, gave Mr Tung 45.4 marks on a 100-point scale. A similar poll by the university earlier this month gave him a rating of 44.9, up 1.5 points on the previous poll. Mr Tung's popularity had fallen since the Sars outbreak in March and hit rock bottom after a series of anti-government demonstrations against the controversial National Security Bill on July 1. Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the university's Public Opinion Programme, said Mr Tung's rating had seen a steady rebound. 'Although the popularity of the chief executive and the government is still at a low level, the governance crisis of the past half-year is now over,' he said.