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Tung popularity plunge

Paris Lord

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's popularity rating has dropped for two

consecutive months to 47.0 points, according to Hong Kong University's

public opinion programme. The rating registered in mid-August was the

lowest since the survey began in January 1997. It also represented a

drop of one point when compared with a previous survey in early

August. Of the 1,000 respondents, 52 per cent were dissatisfied with

the SAR government's performance. The number represented a record 9

per cent increase when compared with the July figures. Only 16 per

cent expressed satisfaction with the local government. Respondents who

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trusted the Central Government outscored those who expressed faith in

the local government at 37 per cent and 31 per cent respectively.

Distrust in the SAR government reached a record high of 37 per cent.

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