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Yoon’s approval rating falls for 5th straight week to 36.3 percent

President Yoon Suk Yeol’s approval rating fell for the fifth consecutive week to 36.3 percent, a poll showed Monday.

The positive assessment fell 0.2 percentage point from a week ago, while the negative assessment of Yoon’s performance rose 0.6 percentage point to 60.7 percent, according to a survey by Realmeter, conducted from Monday to Friday last week and commissioned by the Energy Economy News Daily.

Yoon’s approval rating has been on a downtrend since the fourth week of February, the survey showed.

The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points, with a credibility rate of 95 percent.

In a separate poll of parties, the ruling People Power Party (PPP) received 35.4 percent support, while the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) had 43.1 percent support.

The latest rating is a 1.7 percentage-point drop for the PPP and a 0.3 percentage-point rise for the DP, and marks the first time in two months the DP’s approval rating exceeded the PPP outside of the margin of error.

Among mi
nor parties, the New Reform Party of former PPP leader Lee Jun-seok led polls with 4.5 percent support, followed by the New Future Party (Saemirae) of former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon with 3.6 percent.

The share of respondents who said they do not support any party was down 1 percentage point to 4 percent.

For proportional votes, the PPP’s satellite party had the highest support with 30.2 percent, followed by the Korea Innovation Party, a new party created by disgraced former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, with 29.5 percent.

The survey on political parties was conducted Thursday and Friday, and has a confidence rate of 95 percent with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Source: Yonhap News Agency