S.Korean president's approval rating rebounds in 5 weeks

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/28 12:19:15

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rebounded in five weeks, a survey showed Thursday.

According to the Realmeter poll, support for Moon was 68.6 percent this week, up 3.0 percentage points from the previous week.

It was based on a survey of 1,522 voters conducted from Monday to Wednesday. It had 2.5 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.

The rebound came as controversy was reduced over the main opposition Liberty Korea Party's demand for the US tactical nuclear weapons deployment to South Korea.

President Moon dismissed the demand, saying the re-introduction of nuclear weapons to South Korea would lead to a nuclear arms race in Northeast Asia.

The US tactical nuclear weapons were pulled out of South Korea in 1991 after the declaration of the denuclearized Korean Peninsula by then South Korean President Roh Tae-woo.

Moon's ruling Democratic Party kept the top post with an approval rating of 50.8 percent. It was followed by the Liberty Korea Party, gaining 16.6 percent of support.

The centrist People's Party won 6.6 percent in support scores, while the minor conservative Righteous Party and the minor progressive Justice Party gained an identical figure of 5.4 percent.

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