November 08, 2021 13:21
A majority of Koreans want a change of government from the ruling party to the opposition in next year's presidential election, a recent poll of 1,000 people by Gallup Korea suggests.
Some 57 percent of respondents favored a candidate of the opposition camp as president while only 33 percent favor the ruling party. In the same survey in October, the figures were 52 percent vs. 35 percent. Compared to the start of the Moon Jae-in administration in 2017, the percentage favoring the ruling party has fallen 24 percent.
A similar trend was seen in the support ratings for the ruling and opposition parties. A poll a week ago showed 37 percent favoring the main opposition People Power Party and 33 percent backing the ruling Minjoo Party. In the latest poll the PPP scored 38 percent and the MP 30 percent.
The minor Justice Party and Open Democratic Party scored three percent each and the People Party two percent.
Moon's own support rating stood at just 37 percent, while 56 percent felt he is doing a poor job.
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