Date
22 July 2017
Lau Kong-wah (L), the newly-appointed Secretary for Home Affairs, has begun with a negative approval rating of 19 percent in a HKU survey. His boss CY Leung (R) has seen his support rating fall to 39.2 points. Photos: HKEJ
Lau Kong-wah (L), the newly-appointed Secretary for Home Affairs, has begun with a negative approval rating of 19 percent in a HKU survey. His boss CY Leung (R) has seen his support rating fall to 39.2 points. Photos: HKEJ

Approval ratings of Leung and his top officials remain poor

The approval ratings for Leung Chun-ying and the top officials in his administration remain dismal overall, according to the latest survey by the University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Program.

The support rating of Leung as chief executive has dropped to 39.2 points.

Meanwhile, his net popularity is a negative 39 percent, as 21 percent of the respondents gave a positive assessment while 60 percent voiced disapproval at his performance which was described overall as “depressing”.

The support ratings of Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Financial Secretary John Tsang and Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen were at 56.3, 60.6 and 47.4 respectively.

Lau Kong-wah, the newly-appointed Secretary for Home Affairs who appeared for the first time in the survey, has seen his score begin with a negative approval rate of 19 percent.

Clement Cheung, the new Secretary for the Civil Service, managed to receive a positive approval rating of 12 percent.

Education Secretary Eddie Ng and Development Secretary Paul Chan continued to fare poorly, with negative ratings of 27 and 31 percentage points respectively.

For the latest survey, researchers from HKU interviewed 1,002 Hong Kong people randomly over the phone during Aug 3-6.

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