South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s approval rating gained this week, making the first rebound in 10 weeks, a weekly poll showed Thursday.
According to the Realmeter survey, support for Moon rose 1.2 percentage points from the previous week to 45.6 percent this week. It marked the first turnaround since the third week of May.
The negative assessment on Moon’s conduct of state affairs slipped 2.1 percentage points to 50.1 percent.
Support for Moon’s ruling Democratic Party added 0.4 percentage points to 37.9 percent this week.
The main conservative opposition United Future Party garnered 32.6 percent of approval score this week, up 0.9 percentage points from a week earlier.
It was followed by the minor progressive Justice Party with 4.5 percent of support, the center-left Open Democratic Party with 3.9 percent, and the centrist People’s Party with 3.4 percent.
The results were based on a survey of 1,511 voters conducted from Monday to Wednesday. It had plus and minus 2.5 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.
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