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Kim Gun-hee’s apology had no effect… Let’s replace 67 conservative candidates

Kim Kun-hee, spouse of Yoon Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for People’s Strength, announces a statement about false career allegations at the People’s Strength Agency in Yeouido, Seoul on the afternoon of the 26th. /Photo = News 1

People’s Strength Presidential Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol was defeated by Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung. The results of a survey on the 29th showed that even in the conservative class, the ‘candidate replacement theory’ exceeded the majority. According to the opinion poll (the 25-27th survey) conducted with the timing of the apology of Kim Kun-hee, the wife of Candidate Yun, (the 26th), an analysis shows that Kim’s apology to the public did not have any effect in increasing Yoon’s approval rating.

As a result of Hangil Research’s ‘approachability rating for the next president’, 42.4% of candidate Lee and 34.9% of candidate Yoon were counted. The gap between the two candidates is 7.5 percentage points, which is outside the margin of error (±3.1 percentage points, 95% confidence level). This is the first time this candidate has achieved a golden cross (reversing approval ratings) in a Hangil Research survey.

In the previous survey (the 11th and 13th survey), the difference in approval ratings for Candidate Lee and Candidate Yoon was 40.6% and 41.8%, respectively, within the margin of error. Candidate Lee rose 1.6 percentage points while candidate Yoon fell 6.9 percentage points. In particular, given that this survey was conducted on the 25th and 27th, it is analyzed that Kim Gun-hee’s apology to the public on the 26th did not prevent the decline in Yoon’s approval rating.

Conservatives also showed a high level of support for the replacement of candidates. 67.4% of the conservatives said that they should be replaced by a candidate other than Yoon. Only 28.2% of the respondents said that no candidate replacement was necessary. The number of progressives who wanted Lee to change their candidates was counted at 44.7%. Among the middle class, 58.9% wanted a replacement. For more information, visit the website of the National Election Opinion Survey Deliberation Committee.

Reporter Ko Eun-i [email protected]

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