尹 The approval rating is back in the 20s… New hotel construction and diplomatic disputes affected Gallup

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President Yoon Seok-yeol’s approval rating for state affairs dropped again to the 20% level. It is evaluated that the trip abroad that led to the increase in the approval rate of the former president in the past acts as bad news for President Yoon.

As a result of the Gallup poll on the 23rd, a survey of 1,000 men and women aged 18 and over across the country from the 20th to the 22nd, 28% of the positive evaluations of the performance of President Yoon’s government were counted and 61% of the negative evaluations. .

Compared to the previous week, the positive evaluation decreased by 5 percentage points, and the negative evaluation increased by 2 percentage points. This is the first time in a week that the positive rating has fallen below 30% and the negative rating has exceeded 60%.

President Yoon’s approval rating, which remained in the 20% range from mid-July to early September, rose to 33% last week, just after Chuseok. However, the migration seems to have declined due to the controversy over the budget for the new hotel and the sympathy and diplomacy of President Yoon.

The reasons for the positive evaluation were ‘work hard/do your best’ (9%), ‘protection/safety’ (7%), and generally good (6%).

Negative evaluators pointed to ‘lack of experience/qualities/incompetence’ (12%), ‘not looking at the economy and people’s livelihood’ (10%), and ‘personnel’ (8%) respectively.

Gallup evaluated that the trip abroad after Yoon came to power was not helpful in evaluating jobs. Gallup said, “In a survey right after attending the NATO summit last summer, the job approval rating dropped by 6 percentage points,” he said. “This is different from previous presidents.” It is different from how President Park Geun-hye’s first-year foreign visit and President Moon Jae-in’s approval rating at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2018 rose.

In terms of party support, the People’s Power and the Democratic Party of Korea split evenly at 34% each. The power of the people decreased by 4 percentage points from the previous week, but the Democratic Party increased by 3 percentage points. The non-partisan class without a party to support was 27% and the Justice Party 5% respectively.

This survey was conducted in the form of an interview with parallel wired and wireless telephone researchers. The sampling error was ±3.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level, and the response rate was 10.4%. For a detailed outline of the survey and the results, visit the National Election Opinion Survey Discussion Committee website.

Shin Hyun-bo, reporter at Hankyung.com greaterfool@hankyung.com

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