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S.Korean president’s approval rating stays high at 61.5 pct: poll

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s approval rating stayed high at 61.5 percent this week, a weekly poll showed Thursday.

According to the Realmeter survey, support for Moon fell 0.8 percentage points over the week to 61.5 percent this week. It stayed above 60 percent for the sixth consecutive week.

The negative assessment on Moon’s conduct of state affairs rose 1.0 percentage point to 33.6 percent.

Support for Moon’s ruling Democratic Party inched up 0.3 percentage points from a week earlier to 42.8 percent this week.

The main conservative opposition United Future Party won 25.7 percent of support this week, up 0.9 percentage points from the previous week.

It was followed by the minor progressive Justice Party with 5.4 percent, the center-left Open Democratic Party with 5.2 percent and the centrist People’s Party with 4.1 percent each.

The results were based on a poll 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.

(XINHUA)

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