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S.Korean president's approval rating stays high after inter-Korean summit
From:Xinhua  |  2018-10-04 09:56

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SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating stayed high this week after picking up on expectations for peace on the Korean Peninsula, a weekly poll showed Thursday.

According to the Realmeter poll, support for Moon was 64.6 percent this week, down 0.7 percentage points from the previous week after his third summit in Pyongyang with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

It was a slight correction after jumping 12.2 percentage points for the past two weeks amid the rising peace mood on the peninsula stemming from the Moon-Kim summit in Pyongyang last month.

Moon and Kim agreed to ways to denuclearize the peninsula and to stop hostile acts in inter-Korean border areas.

The poll was based on a survey of 1,003 voters conducted from Monday to Tuesday. It had 3.1 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.

Support for the ruling Democratic Party rose 0.7 percentage points over the week to 46.6 percent, keeping an upward trend for the third consecutive week.

The main conservative opposition Liberty Korea Party garnered 19.3 percent of support this week, up 2.3 percentage points from the prior week.

The minor progressive Justice Party won 7.8 percent of approval scores, while the minor conservative Bareun Future Party and the centrist Party for Democracy and Peace earned 6.0 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively.