WORLD S. Korean president's approval rating falls to 42.5 pct: poll

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S. Korean president's approval rating falls to 42.5 pct: poll

Xinhua

10:09, November 19, 2020

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SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell 1.8 percentage points over the week to 42.5 percent this week, a weekly poll showed Thursday.

The negative assessment on Moon's conduct of state affairs gained 2.3 percentage points to 53.3 percent, according to the Realmeter survey.

Support for Moon's ruling Democratic Party slipped 0.8 percentage points to 32.0 percent this week.

The main conservative opposition People Power Party garnered 29.5 percent of support this week, up 2.2 percentage points from the previous week.

The minor center-right People's Party gained 6.6 percent of approval score. Both the minor progressive Justice Party and the minor center-left Open Democratic Party won 5.9 percent of support.

The results were based on a poll of 1,506 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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