Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Tung's popularity continues to fall, survey reveals
Updated at 7.01pm:
The popularity of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has fallen further, according to a new survey released on Tuesday.
The survey by the public opinion programme (POP) at the University of Hong Kong was carried out before the Legislative Council Sars Report was released last Monday.
It found the support rating of Mr Tung had dropped 1.3 per cent to 44.4 per cent.
POP director Robert Chung Ting-yiu said the fall in Mr Tung's popularity was probably due to the impact of the July 1 rally.
The survey was conducted from July 2 to 5; 1,026 people were interviewed.
The survey also showed that the popularity of the government's three top officials had increased slightly. Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen received the highest rating - at 59.1.
The popularity rating of outgoing Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong increased 0.3 per cent to 42.5. Dr Yeoh and Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung were the most unpopular officials, according to the survey.p.s. ��ڻ�쳣�n�}�ߧr��