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Democratic Party remains as most popular party: poll

All Headlines 21:04 March 12, 2017

By Kang Yoon-seung

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- The Democratic Party remained as the most favored political party in South Korea, a poll showed Sunday, amid growing public disenchantment with conservatives following a corruption scandal that led to the removal of Park Geun-hye from the presidential office.

In the poll conducted on Saturday and Sunday by Korea Research Center, commissioned by Yonhap News Agency and KBS, 46.4 percent of the respondents supported the liberal party, a 3.4 percentage points rise from February.

It was conducted after the Constitutional Court upheld the ouster of Park on Friday, acknowledging she abused her power to help her friend Choi Soon-sil pursue personal gains. Park was impeached by parliament in December.

The People's Party, which spun off from the Democratic Party, won 10.7 percent, up 1.9 percentage points on-month.

The Liberty Korea Party of Park got 9.6 percent. The Bareun Party, a conservative splinter party, received 5.6 percent, trailed by the Justice Party with 3.1 percent.

Another 23.3 percent of the respondents said they were undecided, down 1.5 percentage points from a month earlier.

The survey was conducted on 2,046 South Koreans with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.

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