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S. Korean president's approval rating rises to 41 pct: poll


Source: Xinhua, Editor: huaxia

2022-01-24 13:36:30

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose 0.7 percentage points over the week to 41 percent last week, a weekly poll showed on Monday.

The negative assessment on Moon's conduct of state affairs shrank 1.6 percentage points to 55.1 percent, according to the Realmeter survey.

Support for Moon's ruling Democratic Party added 0.6 percentage points to 31.9 percent last week.

The main conservative opposition People Power Party won 38.4 percent of support last week, down 0.6 percentage points from the previous week.

The minor center-right People's Party garnered an 8.7 percent of approval score, trailed by the minor center-left Open Democratic Party with 4.9 percent and the minor progressive Justice Party with 3.8 percent.

As for the approval rating of presidential candidates, support for the Democratic Party's Lee Jae-myung gained 0.1 percentage points over the week to 36.8 percent last week.

Support for the People Power Party's Yoon Suk-yeol increased 1.4 percentage points to 42 percent last week.
The country's presidential election is scheduled for March 9.

The results were based on a poll of 3,046 voters conducted from last Sunday to Friday. It had plus and minus 1.8 percentage points in margin of error with a 95-percent confidence level.