More Koreans Support THAAD Deployment

      June 19, 2017 12:57

      More than 50 percent of Koreans support the deployment of the U.S.' Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery here, a poll out last Friday suggests.

      Gallup Korea polled 1,003 adults from last week, and 53 percent supported the THAAD deployment, while only 32 percent were against. This was up two percentage points in favor and down eight points against from a similar poll in January.

      Even among supporters of the ruling Minjoo Party, 39 percent were in favor and 44 percent against, compared to 30 percent for and 61 percent against in the January poll.

      Meanwhile, a whopping 83 percent approved of President Moon Jae-in's performance, up another percentage point from a week earlier, and a mere 10 percent disapproved of his performance, despite squabbling among the parties over some of Moon's ministerial appointments.

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