The DAB ranked only seventh out of nine political parties and trade unions, with 42.1 marks out of 100, according to a poll taken less than a week before the district council elections. The survey, taken every three months, found that the DAB lost 7.3 marks following the rally by 500,000 people on July 1 against Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's governance and the proposed national security laws. Topping the popularity list in the poll, conducted by the University of Hong Kong's Public Opinion Programme, were the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions and the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, with scores of 50.7 and 50.1 respectively. Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the Public Opinion Programme, said the results of the district council elections and the DAB's ratings showed the party and its candidates had suffered from a negative image. The DAB's 206 candidates won only 62 seats.