Less than a third of Hongkongers think the next chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, can bridge the divide in the pro-establishment camp after a bitterly fought election, a poll shows. The results were released yesterday as Leung met bankers and representatives of five major chambers of commerce - the sector that mainly supported his rival Henry Tang Ying-yen during the campaign. Asked if the meetings helped mend fences, Leung said: 'There is no bad blood between me and those in the business sector who did not support me [in the election].' However, a post-election survey of 812 people found that just 28.1 per cent of the respondents were confident that Leung could reunite the pro-establishment camp. The poll by Chinese University's Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies from March 27 to 29, found 42.1 per cent of respondents had no confidence in Leung's ability to improve ties with pan-democrats. About 40.6 per cent supported Leung as the next chief executive, while 27.3 per cent opposed him. Invited to the 90-minute meeting with Leung were the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Chinese Importers' & Exporters' Association. HKGCC chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, who nominated Tang, said they had a 'very frank exchange' of views with Leung. Leung fended off suggestions the Real Estate Developers Association was not invited to the meeting because it had supported Tang. Leung said the five chambers were selected because the fields they covered were closely related to mainland-Hong Kong economic activities. Earlier, Leung met bankers including Hang Seng Bank chief executive Margaret Leung Ko May-yee and HSBC Asia-Pacific chief executive Peter Wong Tung-shun. National People's Congress Standing Committee member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said Leung had recently called her, but she declined to reveal what they talked about. She said in any attempt to reunite the pro-establishment camp, actions would speak louder than words. Leung said last night he would like to meet Fan to seek her views on the city's governance and development. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, who directed Leung's campaign office, said during a Commercial Radio programme yesterday morning that the greatest disappointment she had experienced during the campaign was the behaviour of the media. She said 'two newspapers and one magazine kept smearing Leung'. On allegations that Hao Tiechuan, an official at the central government's liaison office, had called Hong Kong Economic Journal boss Richard Li Tzar-kai about its election coverage, Law said: 'It was acceptable for the two sides to communicate ... but it would not have been good if [Hao] sounded coercive.'