A Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) poll shows that Chen’s approval ratings are baaaaaaaaaad:

President Chen Shui-bian’s (陳水扁) approval rating has dropped to a new low of just 5.8 percent, with 88 percent of respondents dissatisfied with the performance of Chen’s administration over the past six years, according to the results of a survey released yesterday.

The survey was conducted by the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) — the Democratic Progressive Party’s ally in the pan-green camp — on 69 civic groups from May 5 through May 12.

The respondents gave the administration’s overall performance a failing grade of 57.5 percent.

Ho Min-hao (何敏豪), head of the TSU’s policy committee, said the survey results reflected the government’s failure to pay attention to domestic affairs.

While 64 percent of respondents thought that the government has not worked hard enough to improve the nation’s economy over the past six years, 72 percent were dissatisfied with the deteriorating law and order situation, the survey found.

The TSU is a DPP ally in the legislature. The poll shows the success of the Blue strategy of paralyzing the nation and then blaming the President, the recent corruption charges, the long-term changes in the Taiwan economy that are causing growing income inequality, and weakness of the Taiwan President’s position constitutionally.

UPDATE: I meant to crap all over this earlier — had trouble with the @&#@%#$ posting system of blogger, whose anti-spam measures often fail to appear, leaving me unable to post — but ESWN beat me to it. It’s a baaaad poll.