S.Korean president's approval rating rises to 34.6 pct: poll

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SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating rose 0.2 percentage points over the week to 34.6 percent last week, a weekly poll showed Monday.

The negative assessment of Yoon's conduct of state affairs declined 1.0 percentage point to 62.2 percent, according to local pollster Realmeter.

Support for the ruling conservative People Power Party came to 37.5 percent last week, down 0.8 percentage points from a week earlier.

The main liberal opposition Democratic Party's approval rating slipped 1.2 percentage points to 45.0 percent.

The minor progressive Justice Party won 3.4 percent of support score last week, up 0.2 percentage points from the previous week.

The result was based on a survey of 2,533 voters conducted from last Monday to Friday. It had plus and minus 1.9 percentage points in margin of error with a 95-percent confidence level.