S.Korean president's approval rating rises to 39.3 pct: poll

President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a press conference at the National Assembly Library in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating rose 2.3 percentage points over the week to 39.3 percent last week, a weekly poll showed Monday.

The negative assessment on Yoon's conduct of state affairs slipped 2.0 percentage points to 57.8 percent, according to local pollster Realmeter.

Support for the ruling conservative People Power Party came to 41.0 percent last week, up 2.4 percentage points from a week earlier.

The main liberal opposition Democratic Party's popularity rating decreased 3.1 percentage points to 42.3 percent.

The minor progressive Justice Party won 3.6 percent of support score last week, down 0.3 percentage points from the previous week.

The results were based on a survey of 2,511 voters conducted from last Monday to Friday. It had plus and minus 2.0 percentage points in margin of error with a 95-percent confidence level.