…a survey by the anti-Chen United Daily News says public approval of Chen has dropped to 25%. There’s little comfort for any party, however….

The approval rating of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) also plunged to 24 percent, with 56 percent of the respondents saying they are dissatisfied with the party’s performance.

The poll comes on the heels of allegations of corruption by some DPP officials regarding a profiteering case brought to light because of the Aug. 21 riot by Thai laborers working on the Kaohsiung rapid transit system. The workers were protesting their inhumane treatment by a manpower management company.

The other three main political parties did not fare well in the poll either. Although the the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), the largest opposition party, received the highest approval of 35 percent, the rate represents a 14 percent drop from July, when the party was preparing to hold its election for chairman.

The People First Party, an ally of the KMT in the “pan-blue alliance,” had an approval rating of 20 percent, while the Taiwan Solidarity Union’s performance was approved of by only 19 percent.

Gee, the public hates politics…