Moon's Disapproval Rating Outpaces His Approval Rating

  • By Hong Young-lim

    December 24, 2018 09:32

    President Moon Jae-in goes into the Christmas week on a sour note as his disapproval rating for the first time outpaces approval, according to a Gallup Korea poll released Friday.

    His disapproval rating rose from 44 percent the previous week to 46 percent, the highest since his inauguration, while his approval rating stagnated at 45 percent.

    His predecessor Park Geun-hye's disapproval rating outpaced her approval rating for the first time in June 2014, 16 months into her disastrous tenure and never recovered.

    The phenomenon is known as a "dead cross" and in the stock market heralds a bear market.

    The poll was taken among 1,002 adults across the country on Dec. 18-19.

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