Hong Kong Federation of Students is the city’s most popular political group, according to a poll, underlining public support for the pro-democracy protests the students have led for six weeks.
The group of university students made the top 10 list for the first time and led all organisations with a rating of 47.7 out of 100, according to a survey conducted between Oct. 20 and 23 by the
"All political groups have become losers" because of the protests, Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the survey program, said in a statement.
Student leaders are seeking to meet Chinese leaders in
The scores for the other political groups in the survey were all below 43, with the popularity of the Federation of Trade Unions, Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, Civic Party and the Democratic Party all falling to lows.
The trade-union federation and the DAB have backed
The student federation came into the fore of the democracy debate when it organized a week of class boycotts and marches in September, culminating in its leaders getting arrested for storming the premise of the government headquarters.
Public support surged after the police used tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse the protesters, spurring tens of thousands of people to take to the streets.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying today urged protesters to give up the occupation so as not hinder the city’s development. Leung plans to go to
"As we fight for the stock-market link and
The HKU Public Opinion Programe said it interviewed 1,018 people in its latest poll, with a sampling error of not more than plus or minus 2.8 at 95 percent confidence level.