Channel A approval rating survey Lee Jae-myung and Yoon Seok-yeol in an ultra-thin battle

In a poll on presidential candidate approval ratings, the polling results showed that Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung outranked People’s Strength candidate Yoon Seok-yeol within the margin of error. Along with the approval rating, they are engaged in a close battle in the audience rating, which is a measure of the public’s interest.

As a result of a poll conducted by Research & Research on 1,008 adults nationwide from the 27th to the 29th of last month on the request of Channel A on the 1st, when asked which candidate they would vote for in the next presidential election, 35.5% answered that they would vote for Lee Jae-myung. 34.6% of the respondents answered that they were candidate Yoon Seok-yeol. The gap between the two candidates’ approval ratings is 0.9 percentage points, which is outside the margin of error (the sampling error is ±3.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level).

People’s Party candidate Ahn Cheol-soo followed with 6.0 percent, Justice Party candidate Shim Sang-jung with 4.9 percent, and independent candidate Kim Dong-yeon with 1.6 percent.

▲ Channel A News A election poll results screen on the 1st.

Regarding the result, it is difficult to say that Lee has a definite advantage because it is a close match within the margin of error, but this is the first time that candidate Lee Jae-myung outperformed candidate Yoon Seok-yeol among various opinion polls conducted 100 days before the presidential election.

However, the two candidates also showed a close-knit relationship in terms of unfavorability. The unfavorable sensitivity of Candidate Lee was 51.4% and Candidate Yoon 51.3%, with a difference of 0.1%p. In terms of favorability, 39.8% for Lee and 36.8% for Yoon.

The survey was 17% wired and 83% wireless, and the response rate was 10.3%. The sample size was 1008 people and weighted values ​​were assigned by gender, age, and region. For more information, visit the website of the National Election Opinion Survey Deliberation Committee.

Channel A’s interview with each candidate is also close in ratings.

As such, the approval rating also recorded a close-knit figure in the audience rating, a measure of public interest in the midst of a close battle between the two candidates.

▲ Candidate Jae-myung Lee in Channel A News A's 'I'm a Candidate' that aired on November 29th.
▲ Candidate Jae-myung Lee in Channel A News A’s ‘I’m a Candidate’ that aired on November 29th.
▲ 1st Channel A News A interview with Yoon Seok-yeol for 'I'm a candidate'.
▲ 1st Channel A News A interview with Yoon Seok-yeol for ‘I’m a candidate’.

In the evening main news channel ‘Channel A News A’, candidates Lee Jae-myung and Yoon Seok-yeol were interviewed through the ‘I’m a candidate’ corner. Interview with Candidate Lee was aired on November 29th and Candidate Yoon on December 1st.

Candidate Lee emphasized in an interview on the 29th of last month that he would expand the real estate supply policy, and said, “The people should not oppose the establishment of a basic income land tax and a land tenure tax. In addition, Candidate Lee proposed open discussion to Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon, saying, “Let’s talk”, “Let’s discuss”, and “Let’s meet now” with the words he wants to say now.

In an interview that aired on the 1st, Candidate Yoon criticized Lee Jae-myung’s proposal for debate, saying, “If you say you are not honest and use a packaged strategy to get votes, what does it mean to have a discussion with such a candidate? ” he said. Candidate Lee also pointed out that there is inconsistency in his promises, such as considering the payment of national disaster relief funds and actually withdrawing them depending on the circumstances.

According to TNMS, a company specializing in ratings, the ratings of these two candidates were close. Based on paid subscription households, the audience rating of candidate Lee Jae-myung was 2.8%, and candidate Yoon Seok-yeol’s episode was 2.9%. As for the number of viewers, 654,000 people watched the candidate Lee Jae-myung episode and 659,000 people watched the Yoon Seok-yeol episode.

Candidate Jae-myung Lee’s episode in Ulsan had the highest rating of 7.5% in the nation, and Seok-yeol Yoon’s episode in Daejeon had the highest rating in the country at 6.8%. In the metropolitan area, the ratings for the two candidates were the same at 2.8% each.



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