Public support for the government proposal for the 2007-08 elections has dropped by 13 percentage points since last month, while nearly 60 per cent of people want a timetable for the introduction of universal suffrage, a survey has found. According to the poll conducted by the Chinese University's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies early last week, 45.8 per cent of 930 respondents said they accepted the government reform plan compared with 58.8 per cent in the previous poll carried out at the end of last month. An academic said the latest survey findings were a reminder for the government, adding that the administration would come under mounting pressure for making concessions on the reform blueprint. Nearly a quarter of respondents said they did not accept the government proposal to allow appointed district councillors to select the chief executive and contest six Legislative Council seats, compared with last month's 23.6 per cent. A total of 10.7 per cent said they partially supported the reform plan. Nearly 19 per cent opted for 'no opinion' or 'don't know' compared with 7.8 per cent last month. Just 3.3 per cent of respondents said they would definitely join the march organised by the pro-democracy camp on Sunday, while 5.8 per cent said they were likely to do so. Fifty-nine per cent said the government should set a timetable for attaining universal suffrage, marking a decrease of 6 percentage points compared with last month's findings. Chan Kin-man, an associate professor of sociology at Chinese University, said the survey showed that support for the government proposal was quite shaky. The government has boasted that its reform blueprint enjoys the support of most Hong Kong people. 'The government is facing mounting pressure to make concessions such as banning the appointed district councillors from selecting the chief executive and some legislative councillors,' Dr Chan said. Meanwhile, 38.2 per cent of respondents said they were satisfied with the performance of the government, a drop of 0.7 percentage point from last month's poll. A total of 10.2 per cent said they were dissatisfied, compared with 6.6 per cent last month.