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The results of a public opinion poll on the 21st showed that the approval rating of candidate Lee Jae-myung of the Democratic Party of Korea, who ran for the National Assembly by-election in Gyeyang, Incheon, fell within the margin of error of candidate Yoon Hyung-seon, the People’s Power.
This is the first time that candidate Yoon’s approval rating has surpassed Lee in a public opinion poll.
As a result of a survey conducted by public opinion polling agency STI of 880 people aged 18 and over living in the Gyeyang constituency on the 19th and 20th, the approval rate of Candidate Lee was 45.8% and Candidate Yoon was counted at 49.5%.
The gap in the approval rating was 3.7 percentage points, which was within the margin of error (±3.3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level).
When asked about the possibility of winning, Candidate Lee outperformed Candidate Yoon with 49.8% and Candidate Yoon 45.9% within the margin of error.
When asked whether they would continue to support the candidate they currently support until the voting day, 92.9% answered ‘yes’ and 6.1% answered ‘can change the candidate they support’.
This poll was conducted using an automatic answering method for mobile phone virtual numbers. For more information, visit the website of the National Election Opinion Survey Deliberation Committee.
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