WORLD S.Korean president's approval rating falls to 34.9 pct: poll

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S.Korean president's approval rating falls to 34.9 pct: poll

Xinhua

11:15, May 24, 2021

SEOUL, May 24 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell 1.1 percentage points from a week earlier to 34.9 percent last week, a weekly poll showed Monday.

This handout photo taken and released by the presidential Blue House on May 10, 2021 shows South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivering a special address during a press conference marking the fourth anniversary of his inauguration at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. (File photo: AFP)

The negative assessment on Moon's conduct of state affairs added 0.5 percentage points to 61.0 percent, according to the Realmeter survey.

Support for Moon's ruling Democratic Party slipped 0.2 percentage points over the week to 29.7 percent last week.

The main conservative opposition People Power Party garnered 35.9 percent of support last week, up 0.5 percentage points from the previous week.

The minor center-right People's Party gained 7.1 percent of approval score, followed by the minor center-left Open Democratic Party with 5.5 percent and the minor progressive Justice Party with 4.0 percent respectively.

The result was based on a poll of 2,010 voters conducted from Monday to Friday, except for Wednesday when the Buddha's Birthday holiday fell. It had plus and minus 2.2 percentage points in margin of error with a 95-percent confidence level.

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