TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate and erstwhile mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) continues to make headlines for preposterous promises, such as installing flag-raising platforms on all Taiwanese mountains over 3,000 meters high, a Facebook poll posted on Thursday (Oct. 24) has found that 99 percent of respondents view Han as a joke, while only one percent support him.
At 8 a.m. on Thursday, the Facebook page @justadullan (只是堵藍), which has over 145,000 followers, posted a survey asking if readers believe Han is always in the news because “he is a joke” and should be on a Taiwanese variety TV show or “he is worthy of attention” and “support.” A flood of votes poured in, with 2,000 Facebook users clicking on the survey within 10 minutes.
Within an hour, 10,000 votes had come in, with 99 percent feeling that Han was more of a joke. Only one percent of respondents deemed Han worthy of serious attention or support.
By 3 p.m., the voting had turned slightly in his favor, with 2 percent indicating that they support Han. The poll will conclude at 8 a.m. on Friday morning.
Netizens have thus far left over 360 comments below the poll, many of which were sarcastic:
“Variety show comedian.”
“A new surprise every day.”
“I want an option that says, ‘Han Kuo-yu is a joke, so he’s worthy of attention.”
“I can’t live without him! There must be a flag-raising platform and a national flag on top of all mountains to show patriotism! The only one I support is President Han.”